Cinema & Film – Arts & Humanities Test

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Cinema & Film – Arts & Humanities Test

The key terms of Arts & Humanities Test include, Cinema, Film, Platter System.



The Platter System

7 to 8 reels of film to be spliced into one large reel which was coiled onto a round table called a “platter”

– Allowed the projectionist to prepare and start the film and not attend to it until the end of the movie
– Allowed one projectionist to work up to 8 screens


What became the more affordable form of film?

Digital

Digital

Doesn’t suffer the image degradation (scratches, dirt, damage) typically found in analog format


June 18, 1999 (U.S.)

Texas Instrument’s DLP Cinema projector technology was publicly demonstrated on two screens in Los Angeles and New York for the release of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace


February 2, 2000 (Europe)

Texas Instrument’s DLP Cinema projector technology was publicly demonstrated, one screen in Paris for the release of Toy Story 2


First Theaters

– Built expressly for showing movies – 1910
– Beginning of feature-length films
– Single Piano Player


The Movie Palace

1920s

– Accommodated thousands
– Opulent architecture and furnishings
– Included lounges, restaurants, nurseries and hospitals
– Full orchestras replaced the single piano


What was the First Talkie?

“The Jazz Singer” in October 6, 1927

– “Vitaphone”
– Silent picture with musical accompaniment on disc
– Four talking sections with synchronized dialogue


By 1929, how many movie theaters had converted to sound?

9,000


1939

Gone With the Wind, The Wizard of Oz


1940

Fantasia, The Grapes of Wrath


1941

Citizen Kane, The Maltese Falcon


1942

Bambi, Casablanca


What resulted in diminished popularity after WWII?

TV


How do studios try to regain viewers?

– 3D
– “Sensurround”
– Technicolor
– Cinerama, Panavision, CinemaScope, etc.


Drive-in Movies (Rise)

Capitalized on automobile obsession
– Air conditioning rare and expensive

Theme park atmosphere evolved
– Restaurants
– Playgrounds/Swimming pools/Amusement parks
– Laundromats
– Motels


Drive-in Movies (Decline)

Air conditioning more widespread
– “Suburbinization”

Real estate prices
Rising taxes
Zoning regulations


The Platter System

7 to 8 reels of film to be spliced into one large reel which was coiled onto a round table called a “platter”

– Allowed the projectionist to prepare and start the film and not attend to it until the end of the movie
– Allowed one projectionist to work up to 8 screens


What became the more affordable form of film?

Digital

Digital

Doesn’t suffer the image degradation (scratches, dirt, damage) typically found in analog format


June 18, 1999 (U.S.)

Texas Instrument’s DLP Cinema projector technology was publicly demonstrated on two screens in Los Angeles and New York for the release of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace


February 2, 2000 (Europe)

Texas Instrument’s DLP Cinema projector technology was publicly demonstrated, one screen in Paris for the release of Toy Story 2


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