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  1. Exporting Entertainment : America in the World Film Market 1907–1934

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    QuellenartElektronische Volltexte & Multimedia>>Selbständige Veröffentlichungen>>
    UrheberThompson, Kristin
    Verleger London: British Film Institute (BFI)
    Umfang 249 S.
    Schlagworte FWFilmgeschichtsschreibung; Filmwirtschaft
    Beschreibung "I suspect that most people familiar with my publications—textbooks, blog entries, historical studies of film style, books of close analysis—are unaware of the existence of Exporting Entertainment: America in the World Film Market 1907–1934 . It was published in 1985 by the British Film Institute. That should have meant that it would be released in the U.S., but the BFI was then in the process of changing American distributors. As far as I know, the book slipped through the cracks and never was released in the States, and it went out of print very quickly in Great Britain. As a result, few copies were sold, and it quickly achieved the dubious status of a rare book. Many may be puzzled as to why someone who specializes in close analysis and the history of film style wrote Exporting Entertainment. It’s full of statistics and other sorts of facts and figures, mostly on distribution—not exactly a specialty of mine. My aim was to explore two questions. First, it has long been accepted wisdom that American films became dominant on international markets and have remained so ever since, apart from the occasional country cut off from foreign films by war or ideological bans. But exactly how and when did American films achieve that domination? My second question related to my interest in what I call the commercial avant-garde movements of the silent era after World War I: German Expressionism, French Impressionism, and Soviet Montage. To some extent each style was a reaction against the filmmaking norms of the day, which one could argue came mainly from Hollywood. In The Classical Hollywood Cinema, also published in 1985 (Routledge & Kegan Paul in the U.K., Columbia University Press in the U.S.A.) David Bordwell, Janet Staiger, and I had tried to establish what those norms were and when they developed. For my purposes, Exporting Entertainment was a logical follow-up. I thought that it would help me determine whether filmmakers in Germany, France, and the Soviet Union had access to a lot of American films by the time those movements started." (Information des Anbieters)
    Inhaltsverzeichnis/StrukturRegaining the American Market, 1907-13; Regaining the American Market, 1907-13; Regaining the American Market, 1907-13; Regaining the American Market, 1907-13; Regaining the American Market, 1907-13; Appendices
    Themen FWFilm>>Biographie, Filmgeschichte; Film>>Filmwirtschaft, Finanzierung
    RVK FWAP 44983; AP 58300
    DDC FWPhilosophie, Theorie, Ästhetik; Techniken, Verfahren, Geräte, Ausstattung, Materialien, Verschiedenes; Historische, geografische, personenbezogene Behandlung
    geographischer BezugNordamerika>>USA (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)>>
    zeitlicher Bezug20. Jahrhundert, 1900 – 1999>>1900 - 1919>>; 20. Jahrhundert, 1900 – 1999>>1920 - 1929>>; 20. Jahrhundert, 1900 – 1999>>1930 - 1939>>