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Hollywood's Road to Riches

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$31.50 • £25.95 • €28.50

ISBN 9780674019454

Publication Date: 10/30/2005


416 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

23 line illustrations, 23 tables


  • List of Figures and Tables
  • Preface
  • Introduction: American Success
  • 1. The Players
  • 2. Television: A Parting of the Ways
  • 3. The Pay Media: A Shower of Money
  • 4. Controlling the Release Sequence
  • 5. Rising American Dominance
  • 6. What Has Hollywood Done with the Money?
  • 7. Hollywood’s Digital Future
  • Appendixes
    • A. Market Shares of Domestic Box Office/Rentals and Video Revenues
    • B. Stability of World Theatrical Rentals, 1948-1975
    • C. U.S. Distributor Revenue by Source
    • D. Prices, Distributor Revenue, and Viewing Estimates, 1948, 1975, and 2002
    • E. Video Windows, 1988–2002
    • F. Comparative Analysis of Movie Industries and Trade in the United States and the EUJ5 Countries, Statistical Data, 1950–2003
    • G. Determinants of U.S. Box Office Market Shares in the EUJ5, 1950–2003
    • H. Movie Production Costs and Animated Movie Data
    • I. Motion Picture Industry Employment
    • J. Movie Credits Analysis, Top Ten Movies, 1971 and 2001
    • K. Movie Genre Analysis
  • Notes
  • Index

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