The Film Industry

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  • Copyright: 2009-05-30
  • Publisher: Greenhaven Pr
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Table of Contents

Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints?p. 11
Introductionp. 14
How Does the Film Industry Affect Society?
Chapter Prefacep. 18
Movie Violence May Be Harmfulp. 20
Movie Violence May Decrease Violent Crimep. 29
The Film Industry May Influence At-Risk Behaviorp. 38
The Film Industry Should Not Be Blamed for At-Risk Behaviorp. 46
Hollywood Films Are Racistp. 53
Minority Representation in Hollywood Films Is Improvingp. 62
Hollywood Films Export Negative Aspects of American Culturep. 68
Hollywood Films Are Multinational Enterprisesp. 75
Periodical Bibliographyp. 82
Are Film Ratings Effective?
Chapter Prefacep. 84
MPAA Ratings Are Effective Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA)p. 86
MPAA Ratings Are Not Effectivep. 94
Violence, Sex, and Profanity in MPAA-Rated Movies Is Increasingp. 103
Violence, Sex, and Profanity in MPAA-Rated Movies Has Remained the Samep. 109
Periodical Bibliographyp. 117
Is the Film Industry Appropriately Regulated?
Chapter Prefacep. 119
MPAA Regulation Prevents Federal Censorship of the Film Industryp. 121
MPAA Regulation Censors the Film Industryp. 129
The Film Industry Has Become Over-Commercializedp. 134
The Level of Commercialism in the Film Industry Has Not Changedp. 141
Periodical Bibliographyp. 148
What Is the Future of the Film Industry?
Chapter Prefacep. 150
Piracy Threatens the Future of the Film Industryp. 152
The Piracy Threat to the Film Industry Has Been Exaggeratedp. 163
Digital Movies Are the Future of the Film Industryp. 168
Movie Theaters Are Adapting to Changes in the Film Industryp. 174
Home Entertainment Technologies Decrease Movie Attendancep. 184
Movie Attendance Increases During Recessionsp. 191
Periodical Bibliographyp. 197
For Further Discussionp. 198
Organizations to Contactp. 200
Bibliography of Booksp. 204
Indexp. 207
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