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Extra resources for An Economic History of Film (Routledge Explorations in Economic History)
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.