United States v. Paramount Pictures

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  • The United States V. Paramount Pictures (1948)

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    World War II, the filmmaking industry experienced a dramatic change. The Paramount decision and the development of the Hollywood Blacklist created a hostile environment and a tumultuous time for the filmmaking industry. Although the effects would rattle the industry to its core, it was instrumental in shaping the filmmaking business into what we know today. United States v. Paramount Pictures (1948) was a landmark United States Supreme Court case that changed the way filmmakers, producers and theaters

  • The Supreme Court Case United States Vs. Paramount Pictures, Inc.

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    The Supreme Court case United States vs. Paramount Pictures, Inc. caused drastic change in the entire system, leading to a completely new Hollywood. The Paramount Decision in 1948 incited a chain reaction of effects, including the fall of the studio system and a change in censorship, which gave directors more leverage in the making of their movies, ultimately developing into the self-conscious “auteur” directing that is characteristic of New Hollywood. Before the Paramount Decision, Hollywood’s studio

  • The United States versus Paramount Pictures, Inc. Essay

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    The United States v. Paramount Pictures, Inc. (1947) case deals with monopolies and antitrust laws. I chose the trusts/monopolies topic due to my interest in finance and economics. Since elementary school, I have been fascinated by John D. Rockefeller’s story about his oil monopoly. This history has caused me to be interested in monopolies and trusts. I began enjoy reading about the elite who obtained their wealth illegally. After reading and watching The Great Gatsby and watching the movie Catch

  • Communist Influence In Hollywood

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    the industry” (Lewis, 2008, p. 194). This antitrust challenge would find a decade long hiatus. However, shortly after the end of the war, the “United States v. Paramount Pictures, et al.” (Lewis, 2008, p. 194) decision provided the spark that changed the Hollywood system and the fuel that fed the Hollywood blacklist. United States v. Paramount Pictures, et al, (1948) After thirteen adjournments beginning in 1938, and two compromise deals with the Big Five studios, the

  • Old Hollywood Case Study

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    In the Motion Picture Patent Company (Old Hollywood) era there was an emphasis on those that were producing and directing the movies. With the production team as the focal point, this allowed the production company to keep most of their profit by not having to pay actors top dollar prices. This system also instilled control over the actors, by keeping their names from being promoted not many people would know of the actor allowing the production companies to maintain their exclusive access to said

  • The Constitution Of The United States

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    Abstract Enclosed in the Constitution of the United States is a Bill of Rights. The Bill of Rights lists rights that each citizen has. The Fourth Amendment details one of those rights that US citizens have against unlawful search and seizure. The world is vastly different than the time that the Founding Fathers wrote the Constitution of the United States. Search and seizure grew to other areas as the United States advanced. Acquiring digital evidence is a function of computer forensics and computer

  • Why The Democratic Party Is An Important Part Of America 's Society

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    Political Essay Government has been a paramount piece of the United States’s development after July 4, 1776. The role of government has been pivotal to the process of how America operates today. Government is an important part of America’s society because it protects individual rights of people. Government is a forever changing entity because it is a necessity to satisfy the people’s demands. As a political party, Democrats and Republicans have many views on different topics in America. Although

  • Sony Corporation Of America Et Al. V. Universal City Studios, Inc.

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    Sony Corporation of America et al. v. Universal City Studios, Inc., et al. Petitioner: Sony Corp. Respondent: Universal City Studios, Inc. KEY TERMS: Fair Use: Have valid reasons for infringe another’s copyright under certain situations that are legal without permission from the copyright owner. It must be determined that the use is only for non-commercial or nonprofit purposes by considering “the nature of the copyrighted work”, “the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation

  • Movie Going Essay

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    1946 was the peak of theater going as a pastime in America. 90 million people a week were going to the movies creating a box office revenue of $1.7 billion dollars. The invention of television and the Paramount case in 1948 delivered crucial blows to the industry. By 1957, attendance was down to 40 million viewers per week. Televisions had become common household appliances and people were watching a lot of it. In 1960, the average household spent 5 hours a day watching television. The film industry

  • Speech On Censorship In Movies

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    1951, the state of New York banned an Italian film which eventually led to a Supreme Court case that took away almost every argument for censorship in movies. "The Miracle," was named as blasphemous by the Church and the New York State basically made it illegal to show the movie. The distributor sued and the Supreme Court ruled that a state cannot censor a film on the by saying that it is "blasphemous" The Court changed its 1915 view and ruled that "expression by means of motion pictures is included