By John Sedgwick, Michael Pokorny
The motion picture boomed within the 20th century, and remains to be going robust this present day. although, the economics of films has been interestingly less than explored previously. leading edge and informative, this obtainable ebook, consisting of contributions from a few of the best specialists within the quarter, is a giant leap forward in our figuring out of this crucial subject.
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The commodity aspect to radio and television is the airtime purchased by advertisers, the price of which is related to the size and The characteristics of ﬁlm as a commodity 21 8 9 10 11 12 type of audience listening to (or viewing) programmes around and within which adverts are placed. Accordingly, it can be argued that (in the absence of public service provision made fully available by the state – such as the BBC in the UK) ﬁlms shown on ‘free-to-air’ commercial TV can be regarded as quasi gifts to its audiences.
Moreover, since the ﬁlm market did not decrease dramatically, European ﬁlm companies could always temporarily overcome a lack of ﬁlms by buying rights to foreign ﬁlms. Had the war really ruined the ﬁlm companies of the belligerent countries, then the ﬁlm industry of neutral countries should have remained strong. An interesting case is Sweden. 3 clearly shows that the American market share skyrocketed in the war years, while the Swedish share declined. In contrast, the market shares of domestic ﬁlms in Britain and France remained remarkably stable, at the expense of foreign non-US ﬁlms (Bakker 2001b).