Throughout the history of cinema the centre of the film industry in the United States of America has always been in Hollywood. Located in Los Angeles, Southern California, there were a number of initial factors which made Hollywood the ideal place to centralise such a business.
With the growth of U.S. imperial power and its military reach, warfare today extends across the cultural as well as the institutional and battlefield terrains, the result of great technological changes now altering the very character of modern combat. Expanded military influence within the corporate media and popular culture is an inevitable outgrowth of the largest war machine the world has ever seen. The aftermath of 9/11, with its open-ended "war on terror," reinforces this trend as the power structure turns increasingly to Orwellian methods of rule: media propaganda, technologies of surveillance and control, draconian law-enforcement methods, a warfare system that extends and deepens authoritarian politics...
That was the message for budding screenwriters at today’s London Book Fair seminar on writing for Hollywood. Andy Briggs, a British screenwriter who’s worked for Paramount and is currently rebooting the Tarzan and King Kong franchises, said US agents he’d spoken to during his most recent trip to Los Angeles advised him to avoid drama. These days drama is seen as being the purview of television, which does it so much better than movies, he said.
Famed Hollywood producer and Paramount studio head (1966-1974), Evans was responsible for some of the most seminal films of the 60′s and 70′s, including such classics and blockbusters as “Rosemary’s Baby,” “Love Story,” “Chinatown” and “The Godfather.”
We were reasonably troubled, earlier this year, when the ICE [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] division of Homeland Security started acting as Hollywood's private police force -- not just seizing the domains of a bunch of sites it accused of being "pirate sites," but announcing this at Disney's headquarters. It's difficult to understand why the US government -- and Homeland Security specifically -- is helping protect a single industry's obsolete business model. It's even more troubling when it's doing so in such close association with that industry, and proudly noting that it's now a priority of Homeland Security to protect Hollywood's obsolete business model. Imagine if the FTC announced antitrust actions against Google from, say, AT&T's headquarters. People would call that into question, as there's a clear conflict of interest. Yet, somehow, Homeland Security and ICE get a free pass on this.
Si l'Amérique a pu bâtir la plus puissante des industries cinématographiques, c'est que les producteurs de Hollywood avaient toujours su calquer leurs méthodes de production sur le modèle économique dominant, et adopter les recettes de la...
Colossal explosions split the sky, tsunamis crash over major metropolises, meteorites plough through mountain ranges, life-size dinosaurs stomp around primordial forests -- and let's not even get into all the creative ways the White House has been cinematically smashed up over the years.
"The Kid Stays in the Picture," Brett Morgen and Nanette Burstein's documentary about legendary Hollywood producer Robert Evans (which opens this week in New York, with more cities to follow), is clearly 2,000 percent baloney. Well, maybe 1,999 percent.
Welcome to the annual Brandcameo Product Placement Awards. For the last decade, brandchannel has tracked product placement and brand appearances in every box office-topping film under our Brandcameo banner, looking at brands in the #1 films at the US box office.
Each year, with input from our readers, we honor the good, the bad, and the ugly (and the most) product placement in films released. Without further ado, the 2010 awards. The envelope please....
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