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    gave rise to new aspects in film such as new audiences, a new generation of filmmakers, and a competitive system that is still used today. One of the most prominent causes of the fall of the Hollywood Studio System was the Supreme Court decision on the United States versus Paramount Pictures, Inc. case. In May 1948, the Supreme Court decided to keep endorsing Antitrust laws that were made back in 1890. They voted to support the verdict made during the district court case that banned any activity of trusts. And of course, Paramount was one that fell under that category. According to The American Film Industry, by Tino Balio, The Supreme Court banned block-booking so that movies had to be rented individually instead of being rented in bulk, banned companies from creating fixed admission prices in theaters, banned controlling the runs and clearances of movies, and banned pricing and purchasing arrangements that favored their affiliated theaters. This was all illegal now. So the Big Five, which included Paramount Pictures, 20th Century Fox, RKO Pictures, Warner Bros, and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (aka MGM Studios), were forced to cut ties with their joint exhibitors and breaking up their company. So by 1949, RKO and Paramount, not wanting to deal with this fight anymore, negotiated for consent decrees. These decrees stated that these companies would allow to the prohibition of unfair distribution practices. All movies had to be rented separately to a theater without taking into…

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    The movie, “Groundhog Day” is a successful 1993 American film that captures the interests, mind and heart of its viewers because of its astonishing, innovative, and unique storyline, and in which this requires clear mind when watching in order for it to decode and unfold its purpose and in order for it to discover how great it is. This was directed by Harold Ramis and written by Ramis himself and Danny Rubin, based on a story by Rubin .It was starring by Bill Murray, Andie Macdowell and Chris…

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    Individuals may encounter countless scenes, outrageous ideas, and most importantly a perfected conclusion. Nevertheless, when it comes to the motion picture “Requiem for a dream”, words and words may fill these pages, however nothing can truly clarify the depth of intensity and meaning towards such a realization. Darren Aronofsky is an American film director, screenwriter, and film producer; born in Brooklyn, New York in the 1960’s and being brought up in a conservative Jewish family surely…

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    The impact that the world had on the film industry pushed them toward changing the Code to a Rating system. This was the idea that there would be no approval or disapproval of the content, instead, they would give caution to parents about the movie (MPAA 52). This gave the industry a chance to break out of that constant conformity and make whatever movie they could come up with. The caution didn’t come in just a caption about the movie - it came in a certain rating system that the National…

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    During the Golden Age of Hollywood, studios controlled not only the resources of production but also how the films were released. The most prominent of these studios, known as “The Big Five,” consisted of Paramount Pictures, RKO, Warner Brothers, Fox, and Loew’s Incorporated. Again, during that time, they controlled the development, production, and distribution of films which lead to the studio system. The Paramount decision, stemming from the United States Supreme Court Hollywood Antitrust Case…

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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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    In this article we discuss a range of ideas concerning the use of illustrations in picture books where we have several levels include Look and feel of the book and the role of visual information in the form STORY correct landing to small levels as long as we have seen visible elements of this change in the art of printing or the style of this art is used to create meanings and emotional effect. Images used in children's books to attract readers' attention and beautify the form book and giving…

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    Illustrated children’s picture books are new way of possibly conveying to children vivid events and situations and enhance their comprehension of what is going on. Children enjoy reading picture book because whilst the adult is reading for them it has features which enables them to physically engage by including; pop-up, flap, pull-tab and textured books. Imaged and words of different kind is combined in order to form narratives for children and therefore vary enormously in both function and…

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    The hug becomes more heartfelt every time, until it ‘runs’ away and Lucy discovers the challenge of getting it back. To listen to the synopsis this doesn’t sound like such a thought provoking or complex picturebook... until you give to to the child and adolescent reader to appreciate and understand their notion, mood and perception. As Sipe indicated, a picturebook gives the reader the opportunity to connect with one’s own life and The Runaway Hug emits a sense of family, culture and everyday…

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    This picture book is filled with magical creatures like mammoth size dragon flies and several other surreal scenes, but there is a hint of realism on the first and last pages. The artiest Aaron Becker uses all the space each page can provides and leaves nothing blank, but instead each corner is filled with detailed settings and characters. In addition, Aaron Becker uses colors in Quest to create a mood and show emotion without the use of words. He uses bright colors to when the characters or in…

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