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Sangjoon Lee

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781501752315

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2021

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9781501752315.001.0001

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The Rise and Demise of a Developmental State Studio

The Rise and Demise of a Developmental State Studio

(p.137) Chapter 6 The Rise and Demise of a Developmental State Studio
Cinema and the Cultural Cold War

Sangjoon Lee

Cornell University Press

This chapter introduces five motion picture studios that stood out in Asia at the beginning of the 1960s, such as Shin Films in South Korea, GMP and CMPC in Taiwan, and Shaw Brothers and MP&GI in Hong Kong and Singapore. It examines how film studios in the region aspired to implement the rationalized and industrialized system of mass-producing motion pictures known as the Hollywood studio system. It also explains that the Hollywood studio system evolved in the United States to handle film production, distribution, and exhibition during the first three decades of the twentieth century. The chapter recounts how the studio system became a highly efficient system that produced feature films, newsreels, animations, and shorts to supply its mass-produced motion pictures to subsidized theaters. It describes Fordism as the famous American system of mass production with particular American circumstances.

Keywords:   film studios, motion pictures, Hollywood studio system, feature films, newsreels, animations, film studios, film studios

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