Talk:Cinema of the United States

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Filmmaking patents issue[edit]

This part of the article is good "In 1909, a forerunner of Universal Studios, the Champion Film Company, built the first studio.[11] They were quickly followed by others who either built new studios or who leased facilities in Fort Lee. In the 1910s and 1920s, film companies such as the Independent Moving Pictures Company, Peerless Studios, The Solax Company, Éclair Studios, Goldwyn Picture Corporation, American Méliès (Star Films), World Film Company, Biograph Studios, Fox Film Corporation, Pathé Frères, Metro Pictures Corporation, Victor Film Company, and Selznick Pictures Corporation were all making pictures in Fort Lee." but I've noticed neither this article or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hollywood#Motion_picture_industry, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motion_Picture_Patents_Company mention exactly which studios did not pay their licensing fees to Edison. The articles only mention that many independent film makers moved to Hollywood to escape Edison but none of them name exactly which ones. Lenneth (talk) 13:21, 9 January 2017 (UTC)

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Method acting[edit]

It's offensive that one of the biggest pioneer of method acting - Montgomery Clift has not even been mentioned once in the article. Penpaperpencil (Talk) 09:06, 22 December 2016 (UTC)

Section on Hollywood and race?[edit]

I noticed there's a section on women, I was thinking there may be room for a likewise kind of section on the role of racial minorities in Hollywood. I may look into doing this and would appreciate some help. Alialiac (talk) 17:32, 3 May 2017 (UTC)

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Lucas' and Spielberg's doomsday prediction: WP:SOAP or not?[edit]

There's a paragraph on the bottom of modern cinema, which looks a bit out of place in an encyc. I'll copypaste it directly and save you the trouble of clicking away:

According to Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, 2013 has seen "the industry at an extraordinary time of upheaval, where even proven talents find it difficult to get movies into theaters"; Spielberg predicts "there's eventually going to be an implosion — or a big meltdown. There's going to be an implosion where three or four or maybe even a half-dozen megabudget movies are going to go crashing into the ground, and that's going to change the paradigm", with Lucas suggesting movie theaters following "a Broadway play model, whereby fewer movies are released, they stay in theaters for a year and ticket prices are much higher."[49]

To me, this looks like pure gossip and just a piece of casual opinion. From two of the greatest men in business, yes, but still. Lucas and Spielberg might be the most experienced Hollywood men currently alive, but that does not give them scholar-like expertise about the future of Hollywood, and Wikipedia should not treat it as such. Much like we (by current consensus) don't mention Donald Trump's mental health and quote people who has not personally examined him, we should not publicize the opinions of celebrities-turned-scientists here either. On the other hand, if the subject about Hollywood's destruction was more written about and overall more notable around the web, then I'd certainly say we keep the statement and add more sources. But as we stand today... not so sure. Is Hollywood doomsday predictions that common around the blogosphere and scholar-sphere?
The only source to the statements looks indeed reliable and formal, so no worry there. I was just thinking - is the mention notable enough, or is it nothing but an anecdote interview? I'm tempted to remove it right away, but wanted to check if anyone knows more about the subject matter. Thankful for cooperation, thankful for Wikipedia, Gaioa (t,c,l) 17:48, 7 January 2018 (UTC)

A week has passed and no-one has said anything. I am removing that paragraph now, without consensus. I truly find it out of place.Thankful for cooperation, thankful for Wikipedia, Gaioa (t,c,l) 19:01, 15 January 2018 (UTC)

Battle of the Teamsters[edit]

Major topic missed. Nothing in here about Teamsters Local 399 and their battles with the Hollywood studios, where the studios want to rid themselves of restrictive practises by the Union. --BeckenhamBear (talk) 18:57, 19 January 2018 (UTC)