Class 7: The Fall of the Studio System

In today’s class, we covered the factors behind the fall of the American studio system. The chief reasons were the HUAC investigations and its concentration on Hollywood, the anti-trust actions against the Big Five Hollywood Studios, and the changes in American culture that led to a decline in the film audience. Of course, there was also the effect of television.

In addition, we also surveyed the midterm exam and its format.

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