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After the Feature, Part 2: George Kleine’s Conservatism and the American Motion Picture Industry’s Economy of ‘Recklessness’

Joel Frykholm

Joel Frykholm is Research Associate and Lecturer in the Department of Media Studies at Stockholm University, Sweden. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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George Kleine and American Cinema : The Movie Business and Film Culture in the Silent Era

British Film Institute, 2015

Book chapter

...In the previous chapter, we explored how the motion picture business in the second half of the 1910s began to change into a winner-takes-all economy. This chapter follows the path to kurtocracy further, by shifting focus away from Kleine...

Executive Flight: Attention, Gender and the Seatback Screen

Stephen Groening

Stephen Groening is Assistant Professor of Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Washington, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cinema Beyond Territory : Inflight Entertainment and Atmospheres of Globalisation

British Film Institute, 2014

Book chapter

...Pan Am passengers viewing ‘Theatre-in-the-Air’, ca. 1966 (Courtesy Special Collections, University of Miami Libraries)In April 1953, United Airlines began a special shuttle service between New York City and Chicago, dubbed the ‘Chicago...

Introduction: Europe and European Cinema

Mariana Liz

Mariana Liz is Lecturer in Film Studies in the Centre for World Cinemas at the University of Leeds, UK, and has previously taught at King’s and at Queen Mary University of London, UK, between 2009 and 2013. She’s co-editor of the forthcoming The Europeanness of European Cinema (2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Euro-Visions : Europe in Contemporary Cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...What is Europe and how does European cinema portray it? These are the questions this book aims to answer. Euro-Visions is thus situated at the crossroads of two distinct yet related fields: Europe as a concept, especially as defined...

The Evolving Media Ecosystem: An Interview with Victoria Jaye, BBC

Ephemeral Media : Transitory Screen Culture from Television to YouTube

British Film Institute, 2011

Book chapter

...The emergence of digital technologies since the mid-1990s has had a significant impact on the television industry. Online or mobile phone content increasingly supplements, enhances or even replaces the ephemerality of television...

Old Industry, New Science? The GPO Film Unit Between Palaeotechnology and Neotechnology

The Projection of Britain : A History of the GPO Film Unit

British Film Institute, 2011

Book chapter

...Until recently, the historiography of British documentary films in general and GPO films in particular has tended to be dominated by two confused tendencies. The first of these may be termed the ‘genealogical’ account, which stresses...

Film Legislation, Screen Quotas and Piracy

Tamara L. Falicov

Tamara L. Falicov is Associate Dean for Research in the Arts and the Humanities, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Professor of Film and Media Studies at the University of Kansas, USA, as well as affiliated with the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. She is the author of The Cinematic Tango: Contemporary Argentine Film (2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Latin American Film Industries

British Film Institute, 2019

Book chapter

...Film Legislation Many countries in Latin America have passed film laws to support and protect their film industries. Some of the industries legislate protectionist policies in the name of preserving their cultural heritage (for example...

Conclusion: Latin American Film Industries

Tamara L. Falicov

Tamara L. Falicov is Associate Dean for Research in the Arts and the Humanities, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Professor of Film and Media Studies at the University of Kansas, USA, as well as affiliated with the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. She is the author of The Cinematic Tango: Contemporary Argentine Film (2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Latin American Film Industries

British Film Institute, 2019

Book chapter

...Summary and Prospect Chapter 1 of this volume traced the history of Latin American film industries, beginning with the studio era in 1930s Brazil, Mexico and Argentina, where a private model of film production prevailed and the dominant...

Post-Imperial Co-Producers: Emile Sherman, Iain Canning and Contemporary Anglo-Australian Cinema

Christopher Meir

Dr Christopher Meir is Lecturer in Film at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine in Trinidad and Tobago. He has edited a special issue of The Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television on film marketing and has published work on the marketing of Scottish cinema, film producer Jeremy Thomas and other subjects. He is currently completing a book tentatively titled Scottish Cinema: Texts and Contexts for Manchester University Press and working on a comparative study of the film industries of the nations of the Commonwealth. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Beyond the Bottom Line : The Producer in Film and Television Studies

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...The runaway success of The King’s Speech (Tom Hooper, 2010), which culminated with the Best Picture Oscar at the 2011 Academy Awards, was hailed by many as the latest revival of British cinema and another triumph of the heritage genre...

Counterpoints and Counterparts

The Projection of Britain : A History of the GPO Film Unit

British Film Institute, 2011

Book chapter

...Seven decades after the GPO Film Unit’s seven years of film-making were brought to an end, their appeal endures. Few, if any, historians, either of the documentary form or of cinema in Britain, have since felt able to ignore them. Even...

The GPO Film Unit and Telecommunications Culture

The Projection of Britain : A History of the GPO Film Unit

British Film Institute, 2011

Book chapter

...Although the decade which preceded World War II was in many ways a golden period in the fortunes of the Post Office, before the arrival of Sir Stephen Tallents in 1933 the GPO’s reputation was at a low ebb. Tallents’ influence on the Post...