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Rave Reviews, Movie Awards, and Box Office Bucks: Which Doesn’t Belong?

Dean Keith Simonton

in Great Flicks: Scientific Studies of Cinematic Creativity and Aesthetics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199752034
eISBN:
9780199894857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199752034.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

What is the relation between film as art and film as business? This question is addressed by examining the relations among production budget, box office performance, critical acclaim, and movie ... More


The Film Industry as Negotiation of Space

Wendy Su

in China's Encounter with Global Hollywood: "Cultural Policy and the Film Industry, 1994-2013"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813167060
eISBN:
9780813167077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167060.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter traces the evolution of mainland China’s film industry, including production, distribution, and exhibition. The author argues that the formation of China’s film industry was a ... More


As Good as it Gets?: Blockbusters and the Inequality of Box Office Results Since 1950

Victor Fernandez-Blanco, Victor Ginsburgh, Juan Prieto-Rodriguez, and Sheila Weyers

in The Social Science of Cinema

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199797813
eISBN:
9780199369522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199797813.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter analyses how success, measured by box office revenues, is distributed in the movie industry between 1950 and 2009. The chapter shows that inequality, measured by the Gini index, was ... More


Great Flicks: Scientific Studies of Cinematic Creativity and Aesthetics

Dean Keith Simonton

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199752034
eISBN:
9780199894857
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199752034.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The main purpose of the book is to understand what it takes to make a great film. As noted in the Chapter 1 prologue, however, this review of cinematic creativity and aesthetics will be confined to ... More


Writing for Success: Screenplays and Cinematic Impact

Dean Keith Simonton

in The Social Science of Cinema

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199797813
eISBN:
9780199369522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199797813.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Although screenwriters are often far less conspicuous than the actors and directors, the screenplay has a critical role in the success of any film. This chapter reviews the empirical research on the ... More


Epilogue: The Science of Cinema

Dean Keith Simonton

in Great Flicks: Scientific Studies of Cinematic Creativity and Aesthetics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199752034
eISBN:
9780199894857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199752034.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The book’s final chapter begins with a recap of what we have learned about what makes a great flick, whether judged in terms of critical acclaim, movie awards, or box office success. Discussion then ... More


Conclusion: Progress, Problems, Prospects

Yingjin Zhang

in Cinema, Space, and Polylocality in a Globalizing China

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833374
eISBN:
9780824870584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833374.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This concluding chapter explores developments in Chinese cinema in the twenty-first century, focusing on representative directors and important works in an industry dominated by transnational ... More


Coming Home

Nick Dawson

in Being Hal Ashby: Life of a Hollywood Rebel

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125381
eISBN:
9780813135267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125381.003.0017
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines Hal Ashby's directorial job for the film Coming Home. When Jane Fonda offered Ashby to direct the film he immediately made it his own by bringing in his writers and editors and ... More


Emergence

Bill Marshall

in André Téchiné

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719058318
eISBN:
9781781701072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719058318.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter is about André Téchiné, whose sixteen feature films to date include a range of low- and high-budget productions. Among these films, some involve major stars of the French cinema, some a ... More


Flashback Face: ‘Do You Like Scary Movies?’ Scream and Revitalisation

Steven West

in Scream

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325277
eISBN:
9781800342248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325277.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter introduces Wes Craven, a film director who has an initial reticence against making one more to-the-wall horror film that was born of his enduring battle against genre typecasting. It ... More


Rights in Public Spaces

Helen Hershkoff and Stephen Loffredo

in Getting By: Economic Rights and Legal Protections for People with Low Income

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190080860
eISBN:
9780199364763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190080860.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses the rights of low-income persons, including those who “look poor” or homeless, to travel, to become members of a community, and to use public spaces, such as streets, parks, ... More


Juan Moreira

Carolina Rocha

in Argentine Cinema and National Identity (1966-1976)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781786940544
eISBN:
9781786944955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940544.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter is devoted to survey the process of adapting and shooting Juan Moreira, one of the most popular accounts about an outlaw gaucho who ends up defeated by the forces of civilization and ... More


Like a Rolling Stone

Nick Dawson

in Being Hal Ashby: Life of a Hollywood Rebel

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125381
eISBN:
9780813135267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125381.003.0021
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines Hal Ashby's directorial job for the Let's Spend the Night Together, a live concert film documenting the 1981 North American tour of the rock band The Rolling Stones. It ... More


The Slugger's Wife

Nick Dawson

in Being Hal Ashby: Life of a Hollywood Rebel

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125381
eISBN:
9780813135267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125381.003.0024
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines Hal Ashby's directorial job for the film The Slugger's Wife. This film was produced by Ray Stark, written by Neil Simon and starred Michael O'Keefe, Rebecca De Mornay and Randy ... More


Wartime British cinema

Tom Ryall

in Anthony Asquith

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719064524
eISBN:
9781781703007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719064524.003.0015
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the films directed by Asquith during the Second World War. French Without Tears was released late in 1939, a few months after the outbreak of the war, but the film showed no ... More


The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990)

Douglas Keesey

in Brian De Palma's Split-Screen: A Life in Film

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781628466973
eISBN:
9781628467024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628466973.003.0021
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990), the most high-profile disaster in De Palma's career. The film recounts the fall of Wall Street bond broker Sherman McCoy (Tom Hanks). Pulling ... More


Paramount Pictures, 1927

Mariusz Kotowski

in Pola Negri: Hollywood's First Femme Fatale

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813144887
eISBN:
9780813145105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813144887.003.0016
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In chapter 15 Negri, severely depressed by the loss of her beloved Valentino, wraps up filming Hotel Imperial and immediately throws herself into making another feature. Her next project, Barbed ... More


Families and sexualities

Bill Marshall

in André Téchiné

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719058318
eISBN:
9781781701072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719058318.003.0021
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores three movies of André Téchiné that are based on families and sexualities. Le Lieu du crime (1986), co-scripted with Pascal Bonitzer and Olivier Assayas, seems to invite a ... More


A Song Remembered: Frédéric Chopin Goes to War

John C. Tibbetts

in Composers in the Movies: Studies in Musical Biography

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300106749
eISBN:
9780300128031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300106749.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter discusses A Song to Remember, a “life” of the celebrated Polish composer Frederic Chopin that was released in the waning months of World War II. Despite its highbrow profile, it became a ... More


The Future Arrives Via Cable Television 1989

David George Surdam

in The Big Leagues Go to Washington: Congress and Sports Antitrust, 1951-1989

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039140
eISBN:
9780252097126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039140.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter focuses on the Congressional hearings of 1989 that addressed the issue of cable television's sports telecasts. For many years, Congress aided and abetted over-the-air television's ... More


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