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  1. A squalid-looking place : poverty row films of the 1930s


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    QuellenartElektronische Volltexte & Multimedia>>Hochschulschriften>>
    UrheberRead, Robert
    Verleger McGill University
    Veröffentlichungsdatum2010
    Umfang 429 S.
    Schlagworte FWLow-Budget-Film; Filmgeschichtsschreibung
    Beschreibung "Film scholarship has generally assumed that the low-budget independent film studios, commonly known as Poverty Row, originated in the early sound-era to take advantage of the growing popularity of double feature exhibition programs. However, the emergence of the independent Poverty Row studios of the 1930s was actually the result of a complex interplay between the emerging Hollywood studios and independent film production during the late 1910s and 1920s. As the Hollywood studios expanded their production, as well as their distribution networks and exhibition circuits, the independent producers that remained outside of the studio system became increasingly marginalized and cut-off from the most profitable aspects of film exhibition. By the late 1920s, non-Hollywood independent film production became reduced to the making of low-budget action films (westerns, adventure films and serials) for the small profit, suburban neighbourhood and small town markets. With the economic hardships of the Depression, the dominant Hollywood studios were forced to cut-back on their lower budgeted films, thus inadvertently allowing the independent production companies now referred to in the trade press as Poverty Row to expand their film practice.This dissertation examines the history of the 1930s independent Poverty Row studios from the introduction of sound film production to the end of the independent companies in 1940. Through archival research and textual analysis, this project documents the declining fortunes of independent film production and contrasts this decline to the rise of the Hollywood studios, and the gradual transformation of silent era independent film production into the Poverty Row studios." (Information des Anbieters)
    Inhaltsverzeichnis/StrukturIntroduction: Poverty Row as Cinematic Slum; Chapter One: Why do a Study of 1930s Poverty Row?; Chapter Two: The Origins of Poverty Row; Chapter Three: The Independent Phase of Poverty Row; Chapter Four: 1935 and the End of the Independent; Chapter Five: Poverty Row as Residual Film Practice; Chapter Six: Residual Modernity; Conclusion; Appendices; Works Cited
    Themen FWFilm>>Biographie, Filmgeschichte; Film>>Filmwirtschaft, Finanzierung
    RVK FWAP 44400; AP 58300; AP 58700
    DDC FWPhilosophie, Theorie, Ästhetik; Historische, geografische, personenbezogene Behandlung
    geographischer BezugNordamerika>>USA (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)>>
    zeitlicher Bezug20. Jahrhundert, 1900 – 1999>>1930 - 1939>>
    SpracheEnglisch