The Asian Film Industry

The Asian Film Industry

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A major survey of some of the largest motion picture industries in the world, seen from both an artistic and industrial perspective and dealing with virtually every country of the vast and diversified continent of Asia. The author collected his information from interviews and from his extensive library on Asia. The history of Asian films is discussed, followed by a section on contemporary trends and problems including those of content, economics, government relationships and cultural characteristics. The last three chapters provide case studies of the film industry in three countries one in each of the main regions of Asia: India, Japan and the Philippines. A bibliographical essay ends the book with descriptive annotations of the numerous films listed.
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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 139.7 x 215.9 x 30.48mm | 385.55g
  • Christopher Helm Publishers Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • index
  • 0747020000
  • 9780747020004

Table of contents

Part 1 Historical background. Part 2 Contemporary trends and problems: size and characteristics of industry; contents of films - topics and themes, aesthetics, acting; economics of industries - production and ownership, advertising and promotion, distribution and exhibition, training and professionalization, impact of video; governments and film - regulations, restrictions, subsidies and other aid. Part 3 Brief case studies: India (South Asia); Japan (East Asia); Philippines (Southeast Asia).
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