Film Industry

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Instructions
Answer 1 question from each group for a total of 2 responses. Each response should be 2 pages long. Your responses MUST fill the entire two pages. If you need more space, you may go over slightly, to a maximum of 3 pages. Format your responses using 12 pt, Times New Roman font and double- spaced pages. You are being tested on your ability to understand and work with the ideas you have learned so far. This means that you need to back up your ideas and arguments with evidence from readings, lectures, and clips/screenings. Make sure you provide supporting information by citing readings using MLA style and include a Works Cited page at the end of the document. When drawing on lecture material, you can simply indicate that in your prose (e.g. As Dr. Hanna explained, the sky is blue). Or you can present the material and then use an in-text citation (e.g. The sky is blue (Hanna 4/20/15)).
Lectures should be recorded in the Works Cited section using the following format:
Hanna, Erin. “Week 1: Introduction. J412 US Film Industry, University of Oregon. 30 March 2015.
For more detailed formatting rule/guidelines please follow the instructions in the handout, How to Write a Paper for J412 and see Policies on the following page.
Questions Pick One:
1.Easy Riders, Raging Bulls (2003) looks at a moment of transition in Hollywoods history, from the studio era to New Hollywood. How does the film characterize this moment of transition? Now, imagine you are going to produce a sequel to Easy Riders, Raging Bulls about the transition from New Hollywood to Conglomerate Hollywood. What would you call the film and what key topics would it address? (2 pages)
2.Using information from the readings and lectures, explain how/why Conglomerate Hollywood tends to focus on producing certain kinds of films over others. Now imagine you had the power to overhaul the systemhow would you change it and why? (2 pages)
Pick One:
1.Imagine you have a time machine. Using this awesome power and the lessons learned in this class, your task is to make yourself into a Hollywood star in 3 different time periods: the 1930s, the 1980s, and the present. How do your strategies and experiences change or stay the same in each time period? (2 pages)
2.What is the casting directors place in the Hollywood hierarchy and why? Would you locate the role of the casting director as above or below-the-line? Construct an argument using the lectures and readings from Week 4 and the film Casting By. (2 pages)