Midterm Review:

The identifications will be chosen from the items below.  Remember to explain the who, what, where, when, and why of each item, but especially the significance of each (Why is this term/person/concept important?)
 

deep focus
synchronic sound
The Jazz Singer
The Production Code
OWI
BMP
Irving Thalberg
auteur theory
Adolph Zukor
William Fox
Louis B. Mayer
Jack Warner
Don Juan
Orson Welles
Universal Studios
MGM
Warner Bros.
Director
Producer
Columbia
Oligopoly
Sergeant York
Will Hays
David O. Selznick
Blind Booking/Block Selling
The Great Dictator

2.  The essay questions will be chosen from among the following:

[Be sure to provide examples to support your contentions in your essays]

a.  According to Schatz, how did the studio system shape the evolution of Hollywood films from the 1920s through World War II?

b.  According to Merritt [Celluloid Mavericks] and Schatz, what were the major characteristics of "independents" during the studio era?

c.  How and why was the Production Code introduced, and how did it shape Hollywood films between 1933 and 1966?

d.  How did the coming of sound change the movies and the motion picture industry?