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Hollywood : Heart of the American cinema

  1. 1. Heart of the American cinemaMARINARO Lorenzo ENGLISH 2011-2012MARECHAL Sebastien Ms CARLISI B3
  2. 2. Summary History of Hollywood Film genres Hollywood as a business Future of cinema Debate Games
  3. 3. History of HollywoodLocation California Los AngelesSource : wikipedia.org
  4. 4. History of HollywoodOrigins• Thomas Edison and the Kinetoscope (1890)• D.W. Griffith and the Biograph Company (1910)• MGM, Fox, Universal, Paramount, Warner• From the silent films to the ‘talkies’• Foreign-language versions
  5. 5. History of HollywoodGolden Age• Each studio had its own style• MGM at the top• The rise of Disney• Many movies now considered classics
  6. 6. History of HollywoodDecline of the studio system• A federal antitrust action (1950)• The advent of television• Lackluster films (Snow White and Seven Dwarfs)
  7. 7. History of HollywoodNew Hollywood• New generation of films• Special effects
  8. 8. History of HollywoodModern cinema• Blockbusters• Independent films• New generation of film makers : Spike Lee, Soderbergh, Tarantino, Nolan…• 3D experience
  9. 9. Film genresAction• Challenges• Required physical feats• 2D and 3D• Special effects !• Connections with Sci-Fi, Comedy, Thriller• Examples : Mr and Mrs Smith (2005), Rambo (1982), Shooter (2007)• Video : Die Hard 2 (1990)
  10. 10. Film genresAnimation• Cartoons• 2D and 3D• Bigger projects• Connections with Romance, Sci-Fi, Comedy• Examples : The Lion King (1994), Toy Story (1995), Shrek (2001)• Video : Ice Age 4 (coming soon)
  11. 11. Film genresComedy• Humour• Oldest film genre• Most popular• Examples : Modern Times (1936), The Big Lebowski (1988), Groundhog Day (1993)• Video : The Hangover (2009)
  12. 12. Film genresDrama• Emotional themes• Character development• Academy Awards• Examples : The Godfather (1972), Goodfellas (1990), The Shawshank Redemption (1994)• Video : Forrest Gump (1994)
  13. 13. Film genresFantasy• Magic or supernatural events• Special effects• Bigger projects• Connections with Romance, Sci-Fi, Action• Examples : Lord Of The Ring (2001), Alice in Wonderland (2010), The Chronicles of Narnia (2005)• Video : Harry Potter 7 part II (2011)
  14. 14. Film genresHorror• Fear• Lower budget• Connections with Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller• Examples : The Exorcist (1973), Alien (1979), The Shining (1980)• Video : Saw VII (2010)
  15. 15. Film genresRomance• Love stories• Lower projects• Connections with Comedy, Action• Examples : P.S. I Love You (2007), Dirty Dancing (1987), Twilight (2008)• Video : Pretty Woman (1990)
  16. 16. Film genresSci-Fi• Fiction• Imaginary• 2D or 3D• Special Effects• Connections with Romance, Thriller, Action• Examples : Star Wars (1977), E.T. (1982), The Fifth Element (1997)• Video : Avatar (2010)
  17. 17. Film genresThriller• Suspense• Tension• Often linked with crime• Examples : Pulp Fiction (1994), Se7en (1995), The Dark Knight (2008)• Video : Goodfellas (1990)
  18. 18. Film genresOther genres• Biography• Documentary• History• Musical• Western
  19. 19. Hollywood as a businessBox Office All time worldwide 10 films made more than Se7en (1995) $ 1 000 000 000 each 8 of them are part of famous franchises 7 of them are sequels Source : boxofficemojo.com
  20. 20. Hollywood as a businessBox Office All time USA 3 films made more than $ 500 000 000 each 6 of them are part of famous franchises 5 of them are sequelsSource : boxofficemojo.com
  21. 21. Hollywood as a businessBox Office Adjusted USA 7 films made more than $ 1 000 000 000 each 1 of them is part of a famous franchise None of them are sequelsSource : boxofficemojo.com
  22. 22. Hollywood as a businessRevenueThe tickets sold in the USA generatedan estimated $ 10 000 000 000in revenue in 2009 and in 2010 Source : the-numbers.com
  23. 23. Future of cinemaFull-HD • From theatres to televisions • Blu-ray technology
  24. 24. Future of cinema3D camera
  25. 25. Future of cinemaIMax Regular theatres : 35mm Imax : 70mm
  26. 26. Future of cinemaMaxiVision48 Dark grey : Where we are now for TV Light grey: Where most of theatres are now Red : Where they were before for theatres (24fps) Blue : Where they are now for theatres (48fps)
  27. 27. Future of cinemaAmusement Park • 4D • Special effects • Animations • More than 3D
  28. 28. Debate How do you feel about the current state of Hollywood ? What do you think thefilm-going experience will look like in the future ?
  29. 29. GamesSky my husband ! Pictionary
  30. 30. Thank you for yourattention and your involvment !

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