Quiz: Chapts. 12, 13, 14
For one point each, briefly state three (3) of the main concepts, ideas, and/or arguments in each of Chapts. 12, 13 and 14. You can consult your text and reading notes. You have ten minutes.
1.myth—foster understanding; offers explanation
2.Disney—demonstrates …conservative fantasies
3.Capra—populist? Or pastoralism?
--makes politics important on an individual level
--“little guy” main characters—become “big” people
--“screwball” view of the world suggests that anything is possible; non-conformity is valued
1.dominance of American imports
2. quota systems; quota quickies
adopting Hollywood production values;
governments became very involved in administering film industries
3.exportation of American ideas, values, and myths
1.studios; stars; contract system
2.gossip columnists (Hopper; Louella Parsons)
3.the presence of left-wing political thinking and Communist party membership in Hollywood