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The French have always had interest in the cinema although America has had 80-85% of the revenue market and French by some as cited by Anne Jάckel as avant-garde surrealism and blockbusters such as these that come away from the EU?s branding of ?auteur cinema? and synonymy?s world-wide in this case. In 1993 a campaign called cultural exception in France revealed American films exported generated revenues of more than £2.5 billion so again it?s this revenue that created the Phantoms prestige today. This explains the horror value challenged assumptions about childhood innocence early said about penny dreadful and how the provincial audience are victims of the Medias effects more inclined towards middle brow radio listeners and ?its The B movie was a direct response by Hollywood to the falling cinema audiences of the early Depression years.?(modern Times). The big five in Hollywood in the 1930?s was Warner Brothers, Loews-MGM, Paramount, RKO and twentieth Century Fox. The little three were Universal, Columbia and finally United Artists. The first movie in New York had 5490 seating capacity and was classed as an A movie. (top quality film) this was set up in the radio musical Hall. 1948 the paramount decree stated a divorce between studios and there production from distribution and exhibition.
Unlike BBC?s early motto of education, inform and entertain the cinema has been more interested in action, visual drama no cliff hangers and incite happiness or rather feelings by showing locations, certain actors and great cars. Finally very briefly to summarize today?s negative influence of reality TV that influences many a conversation world wide this Orson Wells notion of Big brother is watching us I chose an English funded film My Little Eye. (2001)(95 mins) shot in Nova Scotia directed by Mark Evans that early on introduces the internet?s power and this sometimes secret funding can add to even more of an apatite for violence although hinting at the idea of surrealism and this idea of any Joe Bloggs being a star that adds to the five minutes of fame promised by philosophers of the Media creating a desire to get involved, direct, produce, finance and interact with today?s technology for in 2001 WT Venture LLC when this production was released on DVD in this country two years later the synergy behind it?s double CD package (CD being a big part of the Silicone revolution) was equal I personally feel to the film, with directors explaining the filming, characters analysed through a computer interactive type affect that increase the analyse of film even though lacking any amazing plot the suspense as in all these films builds it up a merit that deserves mention.
Briggs, A & Burke, P (2002): A Social History of the Media. Polity Press
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