Thursday, March 19, 2009

Chapter nine ("the framing of the movie")

The 1900’s kicked off a rise in popular media. When the movie developed it was very different from the beginning of the press. In the beginning the government had a lot of control over the movies that was play in America. “Movie censorship laws upheld by the Supreme Court called for government approval before exhibitors showed any individual work in a state or locality, a form of control (“prior restraint”) that the courts had never generally approved in relation to periodicals or books.” The government definitely had their in the way in which the movie industry was run at that time. There was a lot of law that was put in place. The rise of the movie industry was good for American in the turn of the century. The civil war help make tickets prices go up in the prices, it rose up to $1, which make a lot of people unable to make it to go see a movie because people could not afford it at the time.


At 7:45 PM, Blogger A. Mattson said...

Try to use a title that describes the topic of your post, but don't use "chapter 9" as a title. Try to describe the key point you are raising instead. For your post you could have chosen: 'Government Censorship in Early Film,' or Goverment Control of the First Movies,' or something like that which would more accurately describe the content of the post. So, no more "Chapter X . . ."

Also, When do you think the movies began? Could someone really buy a ticket for a movie during the American Civil War (1861-1865)?


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