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A movie studio, or film studio, is a place where movies/films are made. A movie studio can be an area where the movie is filmed ; like an indoor studio or room.
The term movie studio also means a

There were about 8 studios back in 1920. There were both major and minor studios. The major studios are the ones that we are most fimiliar with today, like Warner Bros, Paramount, RKO pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and 20th Centry Fox.

MAJORS
Warner Bros production was incorporated in 1923, by four Polish brothers, they later changed there name to Warner Bros First National Pictures. Its first leading production came out in 1927. You know the classic Bugs Bunny?, well the Warner Bros Specialized in that clasic hit. I
In another major studio we sill know today is the Paramount Studio. 2 men founded Paramount, they both were owners from different studios and combined there studios to create Famous Player-Laskey's Coroporation, which leter became what we know today, Paramount.
RKO Pictures was another Major studio back in the stone age. I am not fimiliar with this Studio, but it changed name from TheMutual Fim Productions, to RKO Pictures. RKO Pictures, was the smallest Studio out of the Major Studios.
Now my favoite one...the Metro-Goldwyn-MAyer Productions, i like this one because its symbol is a lion! It was founded by two men in 1916.
Universal Films had 2 names, the other names Universal Film Manufacturing COmpany, later it changed to its simpilar name, Universal Pictures. It was founded by Carl Leammle in 1912. It also had classics like Abbot and Costello, and woody the wood pecker.
Fox Films was founded by former Nickolodian owner, William Fox, in 1912. First known for Fox movietone news.

One very famous director was named William Desmond Taylor, he dies febuary first do to a murder. Desmond directed a lot of movies in the 20's a few of them are Morals, Beyond,and The top of New York

The 1920's was,where film took storm, whoever had the money to go to the movies went for entertainment. Alot of hit movies above took storm during the mid 1920's, Going to a movie you could not text formal, you would have to come in a suit, or a tuxedo. The United Artist Corperation was Formed by Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, and DW. Griffan Where some of th Leading Movies Stars of The 20's. Douglas and Mary were actually married at one point. They were know as the king and Queen of Movies. Jakie Coogan was discovered by Charlie Chaplin and played a lead role in the hit movie The Kid- by albert Austin. Also in the 1920's Sports stars Babe Ruth featured in his first film in 1920, but of course they were better at sports then acting.


Series of still photographs on film, projected in rapid succession onto a screen. Motion pictures are filmed with a movie camera, which makes rapid exposures of people or objects in motion, and shown with a movie projector, which reproduces sound synchronized with the images. The principal inventors of motion-picture machines were Thomas Alva Edison in the U.S. and the Lumière brothers in France. Film production was centred in France in the early 20th century, but by 1920 the U.S. had become dominant. As directors and stars moved to Hollywood, movie studios expanded, reaching their zenith in the 1930s and '40s, when they also typically owned extensive theatre chains. Moviemaking was marked by a new internationalism in the 1950s and '60s, which also saw the rise of the independent filmmaker. The sophistication of special effects increased greatly from the 1970s. The U.S. film industry, with its immense technical resources, has continued to dominate the world market to the present day. See also Columbia Pictures; MGM; Paramount Communications; RKO; United Artists; Warner Brothers.
F.W. Murnau (Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau)- one of his quotes are "Don't act - think!" really struck me when i was looking at his page. Think about it what do you think he is trying to say here? Also in his movies he often shows about the difference between dreams and reality. He was also one of the three most famous directors.



Buster Keaton- he made many comedy films, ere are two small ones. http://www.videosift.com/video/Silent-film-legend-A-Buster-Keaton-montage

Fred Niblo- He directed many of the top films of the silent Era including "The Mark of Zorro" (1920) and "The Three Musketeers" (1921)

Sam Taylor- He wrote romance films and he worked throughout the '20s directing some of Paramount's biggest stars, among them Gloria Swanson and Wallace Reid.

Alfred Hitchcock- His nickname was "Master of Suspense," but he is also considered one of the greatest film directors in the history of cinema. He solidified his reputation for combining mystery and suspense with dashes of humor.

Alan Crosland- In 1925 Crosland was working for Jesse L. Lasky's Famous Players-Lasky Company when he was hired by Warner Bros. to work at their Hollywood studios. He had directed several silent films for Warner, including two with leading star John Barrymore, when he was chosen to direct Al Jolson in 1927's The Jazz Singer. The film would make him famous as the first of the new talkies that changed the course of motion pictures.

Sergei M. Eisenstein (Sergei Mikhailovich Eisenstein) - He was a Russian director-theorist whose reputation rests on a handful of films made in the 1920s and '30s.

D.W. Griffith (David Wark Griffith) - He began his career as a stage actor and writer in the first part of the 20th century. He joined Reliance-Majestic's studios, taking most of his regular actors and technicians, including his best cameraman, G.W. "Billy" Blitzer. The quality of Griffith's productions was generally considered superior to his contemporaries, and his projects became more ambitious than the standard one-reel films.


The radio was invented in the 1920’s and became a huge hit ever since. The first radio was a range from $50 to $150, which was a little more on the expensive side. Almost every wealthy and middle-class family owned one. The radio was then always listened to and the people loved it. It started out playing hit songs, then becoming into a hit news station with music. It became one of the most popular devices. In 1922 the radio became nation wide instead of local. Once the radio got to the Mass Market everyone just had to get one. Between 1920-1930 over 60% of America had a radio. The more owners of radio the more Radio stations there where. The radio is as popular as the TV is now. People used to gather around the device for entertainment. By 1922 there were over 600 stations in the U.S.A. The radio broadcasted things like Classical music, popular music, lectures, stories, sporting events, market updates, political commentary ,news casts, and weather reports.
The Crystal Radios were one of the first radios invented. This radio could be made by anyone. People encouraged there boys too make the radios for home instead of going out and buying one. It came with step-by-step instructions. The Crystal Radio also had heads phones, which where very weak and often was interrupted by static.
In 1995 the Roger's Batteryless Receiver was created. It was battery powered and was used as décor in middle class and wealthy homes. The radio had three dials and worked much more efficiently then the Crystal Radio. It also didn’t have headphones. The sound was clearer and most people owned one. Once the Roger Radio went out into markets, the popularity use of radios went up a fair amount.

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Foreign films- Top Fims From 20's
The Gold Rush- by: Sam Allen
Nosferatu- by: Max Schrek
Battleship Potemkin- by: Sergei Eisenstein

Metropolis- by:
Brigitte Helm

The General- by: richard allen
The passion of Joan of Arc- by: Maria Falconetti
The Phatom of The opera- Olive Ann Alcorn
Faust- by: Gösta Ekman

Sunrise- by:George O'Brien

The Kid-by:Albert Austin

-Some Of the movies had famous actors+Actresses such as, Mary Pickford,Gloria Swanson,Rudolph Valentino.


-The 1920's was,where film took storm, whoever had the money to go to the movies went for entertainment. Alot of hit movies above took storm during the mid 1920's, Going to a movie you could not text formal, you would have to come in a suit, or a tuxedo. The United Artist Corperation was Formed by Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, and DW. Griffan Where some of th Leading Movies Stars of The 20's. Douglas and Mary were actually married at one point. They were know as the king and Queen of Movies. Jakie Coogan was discovered by Charlie Chaplin and played a lead role in the hit movie The Kid- by albert Austin. Also in the 1920's Sports stars Babe Ruth featured in his first film in 1920, but of course they were better at sports then acting.In 1923 a great hit "The Covered Wagon" and was followed by another hit called "The Ten Commandments." The Ten commandments lasted to be 2hours and 30 minutes long. The codt of the movie was unbelievabe, up to 1.5 million dollers. In 1924, Audiances started to notice that they did not want lower quality Pictures. Thats when they decided to make bigger budget films. In 1925 was not the happiest of times. This is the time where the box office tanked. This was what got the growing popularity of the device called the Radio. In 1926 Lots of fims took charge, over 400 to be exact. This was for the cost of 120 millions dollers. Theaters took charge in 1926 to with over 14,000 in the U.S. In 1927 the via phone, sound on disc device was used. Alos "movietone" sound on film and 'Photophone," was developed by RCA.


-In 1928 Motion Pictures producers finally came to there senses that the public wanted "talkies" and really that was the starting point that got the industries. Industries, put talkies in their theaters to upgrade there sound system quality. Also in 1928 Metro Goldwyn Mayer films brought in a logo of a lion in a frame, brought by MGM's new motto "Ars gratia artis" (arts for arts sake)The logo was based on the original Goldwyn Pictures logo and the Lion was called Slats. As we go into 1929 The film industry was now fully committed to "talkies" and silent films were almost a relic of the past. Suddenly the voice of an actor assumed major importance and stars without quality voices fell from grace. Studios rushed to recruit actors with stage experience and many existing actors were forced to take voice lessons. During the end of the era we have noticed alot of sound quality had flourished threw out the 1920's. Because of this in the beginning of the 1930's the end of the silent movie era was erased and from then everything was in sound.


Resources
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Search?search=movie+studios+in+the+1920%27s&go=Go
http://www.answers.com
http://www.dfwradioarchives.com/1920s.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Search?search=movie+studios+in+the+1920%27s&go=Go
http://www.filmsite.org/20sintro.html
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0853336/
Our Century 1920-1930
http://xroads.virginia.edu/~ug00/3on1/radioshow/1920radio.htm
http://www.1920-30.com/movies/timeline.html