Creative Arts Book of the Week 24/11/14

Global Hollywood 2

Toby Miller, Nitin Govil, John McMurria, Richard Maxwell and Tina Wang

Global Hollywood 2

Find ‘Global Hollywood 2’ at 338.47791430973/GLO.

Click  here find it on the catalogue. There are other similar studies on the Hollywood film industry close by.

Did you know that US companies own between 40 and 90 per cent of the movies shown on most parts of the world? And each year more movie tickets are sold than there are people on the planet (‘Global Hollywood’, 2002).  Why is Hollywood so successful? Overwhelming almost every other national cinema and virtually extinguishing foreign cinema in the multicultural United States, Hollywood seems powerful around the globe.

‘Global Hollywood 2’ draws from political economy, cultural studies, and cultural policy analysis to highlight the material factors underlining this apparent artistic success. This new edition brings the arguments completely up-to-date by taking into consideration important developments such as 9/11, shifts in the exchange rate, transformations in U.S. foreign policy, and significant developments in trade agreements, consumer technology, and ownership regimes. Each chapter has been substantially revised, and major new sections on India and China have been added.

Written by five academics, the new edition was requested by the British Film Institute (BFI) because of its academic value to the world of film studies.

See the BFI website for news, downloads and information on British cinema and click here for the education and research pages with details of film events and courses you can attend.

You can also view their latest statistics and reports on the UK film industry and find out about the BFI National Archive  here with holdings of film and television resources from the birth of cinema to today.

BFI Southbank is host to over 2000 classic and contemporary films every year from all over the world. Situated in the South Bank complex it is just a few minutes walk from Waterloo Station.

Don’t forget that you can also access a range of television and film resources on Box of Broadcasts.  Bob National is a shared online off-air TV and radio recording service for UK higher and further education institutions.  It enables all staff and students in subscribing institutions to choose and record any broadcast programme from 60+ TV and radio channels. The recorded programmes are then kept indefinitely (no expiry) and added to a growing media archive (currently at over 1 million programmes), with all content shared by users across all subscribing institutions.  Staff and students can record and catch-up on missed programmes, dating back to 2007, on and off-campus, schedule recordings in advance, edit programmes into clips, create playlists, embed clips into VLEs, share what they are watching with others, search a growing archive of material, plus more.

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