An Economic History of Film / Edition 1

An Economic History of Film / Edition 1

by John Sedgwick
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415458676

ISBN-13: 9780415458672

Pub. Date: 11/12/2007

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The movie industry boomed in the twentieth century, and is still going strong today. However, the economics of movies has been curiously under explored until now. Innovative and informative, this accessible book, which includes contributions from some of the leading experts in the area, is a huge step forward in our understanding of this important topic.

Overview

The movie industry boomed in the twentieth century, and is still going strong today. However, the economics of movies has been curiously under explored until now. Innovative and informative, this accessible book, which includes contributions from some of the leading experts in the area, is a huge step forward in our understanding of this important topic.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415458672
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/12/2007
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1. The Characteristics of Film as a Commodity 2. America's Master: The European Film Industry in the United States, 1907 to 1920 3. Stars and Stories: How Films Became Branded Products 4. Revenue Sharing and the Coming of Sound 5. The Block Booking of Films Re-examined 6. Warner Bros. in the Inter-War Years: Strategic Responses to the Risk Environment of Film Making 7. Product Differentiation at the Movies: Hollywood 1946 to 1965 8. Movie Stars and the Distribution of Financially Successful Films in the Motion Picture Industry 9. Movie Contracts: Is ‘Net’ ‘Gross’? 10. Hollywood and the Risk Environment of Movie Production in the 1990's 11. Understanding Hollywood's Organization and Continuing Success

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