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The Film Industry in Twentieth Century Britain: Consumption Patterns, Government Regulation, and Firm Strategy

Peter Miskell.

in Business in Britain in the Twentieth Century

August 2009; p ublished online September 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Business History. 12314 words.

Does the history of the British film industry constitute a story of decline, or of renaissance? It is certainly possible to cast it as a tale of decline. By focussing on the operation of...

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“Selling America to the World”? The Rise and Fall of an International Film Distributor in its Largest Foreign Market: United Artists in Britain, 1927–1947

Peter Miskell.

in Enterprise & Society: The International Journal of Business History

December 2006; p ublished online October 2006 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Business History. 14115 words.

Few industries are as widely associated with the spread of American values, ideas, and products as the film industry. U.S. firms certainly dominated the global market for feature films, but...

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The British Working-Class in the Twentieth Century: Film, Literature and Television

Jon Lawrence.

in Enterprise & Society: The International Journal of Business History

December 2011; p ublished online February 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Business History. 919 words.

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Stars and Stories: How Films Became Branded Products

Gerben Bakker.

in Enterprise & Society: The International Journal of Business History

September 2001; p ublished online September 2001 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Business History. 0 words.

Between 1890 and 1940, motion pictures changed from technological novelties into heavily branded consumer products. The high sunk costs and short “shelf‐life” of movies led film producers...

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