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Студийната система и творческата свобода
The Studio System and Freedom of Artistic Expression

Author(s): Mihail Meltev
Subject(s): History, Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Recent History (1900 till today), Film / Cinema / Cinematography
Published by: Институт за изследване на изкуствата, Българска академия на науките

Summary/Abstract: With the art of motion pictures turning into a film industry at the turn of the twentieth century the Hollywood studio system was formed, where films were churned out in continuous flow production, while the studios became 401 entertainment factories, guaranteeing quality consistent with consumer tastes. This required standardisation of scriptwriting, directing, editing narratives; the genre evolved into a marketing tool and censorship, into consumer protection rules. The studio system gives grounds for contrasting the art of filmmaking with commerce. A number of theorists do not deem Hollywood production to be an act of spiritual self-expression, but rather mass entertainment and a myth. On the other hand, this system imposed a number of restrictions on filmmakers’ freedom of artistic expression. That is what this article deals with: the studio system, and freedom of artistic expression.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 394-401
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: English, Bulgarian