Monday, April 09, 2007

Chapter 9: The path to the Nickleloden

According to Paul Starr, The Creation of the Media, but they "had to provide forms and places of entertainment that were public in the sense that they belonged to no particular social groups, exciting enough to appeal to the millions, and respectable enough to offend no one"

My opinion about this quote is that individual entrepreneurs during the 1880's had to provide the public with movie theaters so that people could watch short movies. This quote also states that wealthy class had to obtain buildings that didn't belong to social groups during this period. It also means that they had to make movies that wasn't disrepectful to people. They had to make movies that appealed to the poor.


At 8:48 PM, Blogger A. Mattson said...

Were the nickleodeons opened by wealthy people? Storefronts were rented and small theatres were opened.

The key point is that early film was a business that sought to attract a working class audience with short cheap films that appealed to a mass audience, not to any particular social group.


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