"Temporary American Citizens": British Cinema in the 1920s
A review of the British cinema industry in the 1920s before the arrival of sound which examines the reasons behind the industry's downturn and near-bankruptcy in 1926, including economics, lack of modernisation and capital investment, small-scale producers and production companies, industrial relations,, Government intervention and the flooding of British markets by American products. The chapter also considers the impact of WWI on the British industry at the start of the 1920s and the impact of the Cinematograph Act of 1927.
Citation : Porter, L. (2017) "Temporary American Citizens": British Cinema in the 1920s. In: Hunter, I.Q.et al. eds. The Routledge Companion to British Cinema History. Routledge, pp. 34-46
ISBN : 9780415706193
Research Group : Cinema and Television History Research Centre
Research Institute : Cinema and Television History Institute (CATHI)
Peer Reviewed : No
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