Blog | American Film Revolution


This blog should write what are we talking in lecture on this week. Most important part for blog
is how you understand the reading. Your blog should include in this chapter, someone
argues…….. also, it must with your opinion, what do you think. It must with reference in
readings. (On which page, which line)
Class log books
On three unspecified occasions throughout the semester students will be required to submit a
weekly log of lecture notes, film notes and tutorial reading notes. The primary aim of this assessment
task is to help students practice regular and close engagement with all course materials. There will
be 5 opportunities in the semester for students to submit a total of 3 weekly log books. Logs will be
collected at the end of the tutorial so you should come each week prepared with a stapled print
out/notes of your work with your name and tutorial time on the top right hand side.
Assessment Criteria
• Demonstration of effective study skills, include note taking, film viewing and careful reading.
Learning outcomes
• Demonstrate an understanding of the Hollywood cinema industry as a business enterprise and a
cultural phenomenon.
• Have an understanding of the history of Hollywood cinema and an awareness of some of the
technological, political and economic factors that have shaped that history.
This week movie
Whatever Happened to Baby Jane (Robert Aldrich, 1962) 134 minutes
The blog is dividing 3 parts. Lecture, reading and film.
First part……..
Second part……….


Belton (p. 340, line 5) ends his paper by bemoaning the cinema industry on its lack of continuity and evolution in its goal of breaking through again, into the society as a popular leisure. The movie industry was trying to adapt to the changing post-war lifestyle that diverted the movie lovers away and into other forms of entertainment. Belton (p. 324, line 31: p.325. line 1) notes that TV became the most preferred form of entertainment as it suited these new-found working elite. There was a need to “Give the People Something Television Could Not Offer.” This led to the creation of “Cinerama” experience and production of 3-D illusions that “provided thrills and chills previously unavailable to film goers” (Belton p.327, line 25-26). This did not improve the industry and thus, the film production industry decided to collaborate with television (Belton p. 333, line 25-26) to produce and reach the elusive audience. This revolutionized the film industry and recreated a virtual film “going” audience that watched from the comfort of their homes.