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    The reason is the producers and directors of Transformers: Age of Extinction worked so hard to enter China’s market that they even had official state broadcaster from China’s Movie Channel produce and distribute the movie to help assure that it would succeed in China. The deal mentioned above does not happen without consent and approval of the Beijing government and the Chinese Communist Party, which means that Paramount is in business with the Beijing regime directly through China’s Movie Channel which is controlled by CCTV…

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    Paramount was accused of being n monopolizing force in the movie industry in 1921 by the FTC. The FTC believed that the Famous Players-Lasky Corporation was buying the other companies to monopolize the industry. The Department of Justice opened an investigation against Paramount for allegedly block booking to keep the industry in an anticompetitive state. Almost seven years later in 1928 Paramount- Famous Players-Lasky and nine other companies were facing antitrust charges. Due to the great…

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    Monopolies In The 30's

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    But ultimately, Paramount studios did not want to fight the justice department after its two cases and agreed to sell its chain of theaters. On the other hand, the other studios did not agree to sell their theaters. Their argument was that the Supreme Court really did not declare that owning a chain of theaters was illegal. But in 1949, the Federal Statutory court declared owning a chain of theaters by the studios illegal. During World War II, both the Soviet Union and USA were on the same side…

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    How did Paramount get to where it is today? There may be some things that you may not even have known about this company and what it was doing. At one point Paramount was part of the “Big Five” studios. The “Big five studious were at its highest peak during the Golden Age of Hollywood. They were profiting on film making like there was no competition. This was possible due to block booking. They were selling a really good film that had an assortment to the bundle some of them being good and some…

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    The Studio System

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    The studio system consisted of a small number of major studios (Paramount, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Warner Bros, 20th Century Fox and RKO) during the first decade of the 20th Century. The studio system, according to Barsham and Monahan 5th Edition the classical Hollywood studio system the actors’ box office appeal depended on their ability to project a screen image that audiences would love and aspire to look like. These actors were then signed to a studio which allowed them the opportunity to have…

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    A movie entitled The Godfather is chosen as object in this analysis. Don Corleone as one of main character chosen as source data. Regarding utterance from Don Corleone this movie presents a numbered of presupposition in various context. Then relation between presupposition and context obtains a certain meaning of an utterance. As considering, statement from Stalnaker who said that context influences content, while content can creates a context because sometimes word that say has a function not…

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    It is no secret that climbing the ladder to success in any industry can be challenging. As we look at the Paramount Studios, we begin to understand the road to what some may call the “Golden Age of Hollywood.” Paramount films one of the top conglomerates in the film industry and was by far one of the most resilient studios to survive a time of great uncertainty. There were some crucial decisions that needed to be made to aid in the company’s success not just for Paramount Studio but also in…

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    The Paramount decision and the Hollywood blacklist took place during the time of the Golden Age of Hollywood and are often viewed as the fall of the studio system. During this time, studios had almost complete control over the entire film industry. They had total jurisdiction over all of the different aspects of filmmaking beginning with the development, all the way until the release of films. A great number of the biggest theaters were owned and run by the studios during this time. As for any…

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    Laws are implemented to benefit society and some of the laws passed can have a very profound effect on society as a whole or just certain individuals within society. The decisions made by our federal government have had and currently have an impact on Hollywood as well. The film industry is in the business of entertainment and education and has the ability to convey messages to people on a different level. With that being said, the government has had a hand in controlling how the industry…

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    How did the Paramount Decision alter the direction of film making? United States v. Paramount Pictures, Inc., also known as the Hollywood Antitrust Case of 1948, greatly altered the future of filmmaking in several ways. This ruling was the result of all of the major studios being sued by the United States Department of Justice in 1938 for unfair trade practices. As the result of this ruling, the major movie studios were forced to do away with block-booking of short films, reduce the…

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