An Economic History of Film / Edition 1

An Economic History of Film / Edition 1

by Michael Pokorny
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415324920

ISBN-13: 9780415324922

Pub. Date: 11/04/2004

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.  See more details below

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:
9780415324922
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/04/2004
Series:
Routledge Explorations in Economic History Series
Pages:
372
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.94(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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