Heat (BFI Modern Classics) by Nick James

By Nick James

From Amazon: "For Nick James, the pleasures and virtues of this movie are combined and intricate. Its detailed compositions and minimalist sort are entangled with a selected form of extravagant bombast. The complexities upload to the curiosity of this bold film." Nick James is the editor of Sight and Sound journal.

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1 Cinema attendance in France, 1896–2012. Statistics from the CNC. 2010 2005 2000 1995 1990 1985 1980 1975 1970 1965 1960 1955 1950 1945 1940 1935 1930 1925 1920 1910 1915 1905 1900 1895 0 The Political Economy of French Cinema 21 to grasp the importance of the quality of a pool of theaters, of the strategies of distributors, and of the effects of a cultural policy. French cinema attendance exceeded 400 million entries in the years following 1945. After the high point in 1957 of nearly 412 million, a vertiginous fall reduced the entries to 184 million in 1969, amounting to an enormous drop of 55%, which was profoundly destabilizing for the whole industry.

22 In terms of the number of entries, French cinema exceeded an average of 135 million in the 1960s, 90 million in the 1970s, 75 million in the following decade, to fall to an average of around 45 million in the 1990s. In contrast, American cinema displayed strength by maintaining between 60 and 80 million entries, then by moving from 1998 to a higher threshold consisting of between 80 and 110 million. But French cinema has strongly grown in the course of the 2000s, achieving 89 million entries in 2011.

3% of entries). 10 The growing interest of this age group (of those 50 years and older) in cinematic spectacle viewed in theaters is an asset on which exploitation can rely, especially given changing socio-demographic patterns in Europe. A question remains ­concerning the level of interest that will be maintained over the longer term by the new generations, particularly as regards films that do not conform to the blockbuster model. Cinematic Production and Its Outcomes The resurgence of attendance has been accompanied by a still stronger increase in the number of films produced, and in corresponding levels of investment.

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