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British Film Industry
This paper provides a critique of the processes of British film in respect to the influence of American film.
# 101411 | 1,783 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Feb 25, 2008 in Business (Industries) , Film (Analysis, Criticism, Etc.) , Sociology (General)

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In this article, the writer maintains that the British film industry often frames itself in respect to its counterpart, the American film industry. The writer notes that movies made in the United States typically gross larger sums than British films, a point that has long motivated the British film industry to identify American movie-making as a more profitable model. The writer argues, however, that the emulation of American films by British studios has typically fallen short of projections: the British film-going audience, which hungrily devours American blockbusters, is surprisingly hesitant to engage in films that are made in Britain and utilize American-style plots, cinematography, acting, and special effects.

British Film Media
Issues of Consideration in British Film
British Film and American Film

From the Paper:

"When this process occurs, the value of a film made by a British film studio is challenged. The outcome is problematic, as the film itself may contribute to the British film industry as a composition with significant artistic merit, but the lack of financial incentives indicates that there is a strong potential for the film to get "lost" in the cinematic archives. Films that have permanency within an audience are not necessarily those with the greatest intrinsic merit but are instead those that have had backing through a strong studio and have created a market identity through advertising, widespread distribution, and so on. A film that communicates a strong message or has profound artistic composition will not necessarily become a permanent achievement in the film industry, and for most investors and studios an obscure picture might as well have never been made."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • BBC. "The British Film Industry: At a Glance." Author. 28 March 2003. Retrieved 5 Jan 2007 from
  • Budd, Mike, Steve Craig, & Clay Steinman. Consuming Environments: Television and Commercial Culture. Rutgers University Press: New York. 1999.
  • Curran, James & Sean Satton. Power Without Responsibility (Sixth Edition). Taylor and Francis: New York. 2005.
  • Leach, Jim. British Film. Cambridge (UK): Cambridge University Press.
  • Walker, Alexander, and Joseph Connolly. Icons in the Fire: The Rise and Fall of Almost Everybody in the British Film Industry. Orion Publishing Group: London (UK). 2006.

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