An Economic History of Film (Routledge Explorations in by John Sedgwick, Michael Pokorny

By John Sedgwick, Michael Pokorny

The motion picture boomed within the 20th century, and remains to be going robust this day. although, the economics of films has been interestingly below explored earlier. cutting edge and informative, this obtainable e-book, along with contributions from many of the top specialists within the quarter, is a big breakthrough in our figuring out of this significant subject.

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1985) The Classical Hollywood Cinema: Film Style and Mode of Production to 1960, London: RKP. Bowser, E. (1990) The Transformation of Cinema 1907–1915, New York, NY: Macmillan. Brown, R. and Anthony, B. (1999) A Victorian Film Enterprise: the History of the British Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1897–1915, Trowbridge: Flick Books. Carroll, N. (1998) A Philosophy of Mass Art, Oxford: Oxford University Press. De Vany, A. (2004) Hollywood Economics: How Extreme Uncertainty Shapes the Film Industry, London: Routledge.

3 4 5 A number of these regularities can be illustrated through two extensive data sets. The first relates to all the films released by MGM, RKO and Warner Bros. in the USA from 1930 to 1942, a data set comprising of 1,796 films. The second relates to 2,116 films released onto the US market between 1988 and 1999. In both cases, data are available on the revenues generated by each of these films (distributor rentals in the case of the 1930 to 1942 data set and box office revenues in the case of the 1988 to 1999 data set).

1991) The Economic Theory of Product Differentiation, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. , Staiger, J. and Thompson, K. (1985) The Classical Hollywood Cinema: Film Style and Mode of Production to 1960, London: RKP. Bowser, E. (1990) The Transformation of Cinema 1907–1915, New York, NY: Macmillan. Brown, R. and Anthony, B. (1999) A Victorian Film Enterprise: the History of the British Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1897–1915, Trowbridge: Flick Books. Carroll, N. (1998) A Philosophy of Mass Art, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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