Download e-book for kindle: A Companion to Literature, Film and Adaptation by Deborah Cartmell

By Deborah Cartmell

ISBN-10: 1444334972

ISBN-13: 9781444334975

This can be a finished selection of unique essays that discover the aesthetics, economics, and mechanics of motion picture variation, from the times of silent cinema to modern franchise phenomena. that includes a number of theoretical methods, and chapters at the old, ideological and fiscal features of model, the amount displays today’s reputation of intertextuality as an essential and revolutionary cultural force.
* accommodates new examine in variation reviews* contains a bankruptcy at the Harry Potter franchise, in addition to different modern views* Showcases paintings by way of top Shakespeare version students* Explores interesting subject matters reminiscent of ‘unfilmable’ texts* contains special issues of Ian McEwan’s Atonement and Conrad’s Heart of Darkness

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Indeed, this unavailability of export mar­ kets, together with the increased cost of production, had been one factor behind the double program, intended to generate a greater internal audi­ ence. Only after the devaluation of the franc, from 1935 on, did a small but growing export sector develop, until the war eliminated it. The preceding outline of the main economic pressures on the industry during the thirties bears out some aspects of the recurrent complaints about the need for economic relief within a hard-pressed industry.

In real terms, theatrical receipts fell by almost 50% in the decade, as did other spec­ tacles. This was not caused simply by a displacement of other spectacles by the cinema, however, since the same drop in attendance and receipts is apparent for nonaudiovisual spectacles, such as concerts. It would seem that the money to fund the relatively large cost of attending spectacles such as live theater, opera, and concerts, was simply less readily available. 2 100,000fr -- ==== Cinema ,_ 10,000 fr ...

Although the entry price and the overall receipts remained stable over this period, what the public was offered for its money increased dramatically; and it increased in such a way as to reduce the returns to the producer. The most obvious way in which this happened was through the generalization of the double pro­ gram. Under intense competition, exhibitors (and critically the Pathe-Natan chain in July 1933) sought to gain an advantage over rival cinemas by of­ fering two films for the price of one .

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