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The Resource Contemporary film and economics : Lights! Camera! Econ!, Samuel R. Staley

Contemporary film and economics : Lights! Camera! Econ!, Samuel R. Staley

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Contemporary film and economics : Lights! Camera! Econ!
Title
Contemporary film and economics
Title remainder
Lights! Camera! Econ!
Statement of responsibility
Samuel R. Staley
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "What does the movie Lion tell us about why some societies grow rich and others remain poor? What can the global box office juggernaut, Jurassic World tell us about entrepreneurs and the ethics of business? Can the movie Passengers give us insight into human motivation and decision making? This book surveys more than 40 movies to answer these questions and much more. Movies do more than entertain. They project important insights, often unintentional, into the way the world works and the values society cares about. Indeed, their stories are often grounded in the real-world experiences of everyday people. As part of this, movies also provide a window into understanding and evaluating economic behavior. Economics is, after all, the study of how scarce resources like labor, capital, and technology are used to improve (or reduce) our welfare. It also helps us to more fully understand the consequences in our lives that result from those choices and decisions. Through exploring a wide range of films from Passengers to Victoria and Abdul, this book delves into economic concepts such as opportunity costs, profit maximization, greed, business ethics, monopoly, economic growth, and entrepreneurship
  • Contemporary Film and Economics is a must read for anyone interested in how movies project and interpret economic ideas, craft popular narratives for how economies operate, and explore motivations for economic behavior. Economists will find it useful in starting discussions on key concepts, while filmmakers will find the discussions of economic concepts a provocative way of thinking about how to craft engaging stories that are grounded in practical experience."--
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1961-
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Staley, Sam
Dewey number
791.43/6553
Index
index present
LC call number
HB71
LC item number
.S766 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Routledge economics and popular culture
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  • Economics
  • Business in motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
  • Business in motion pictures
  • Economics
  • Motion pictures
  • Filmwirtschaft
  • Finanzierung
  • Wirtschaft
  • Film
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Contemporary film and economics : Lights! Camera! Econ!, Samuel R. Staley
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The economics in film -- Economics as backstory -- Economics in contemporary film -- The art of visual storytelling -- A few caveats and qualifications -- 2. A passage to choice -- Who benefits? -- Decisions, decisions -- The maddening value of trade -- Concluding thoughts -- 3. The economics of greed, entrepreneurship, and innovation -- Greed is good . . . or not -- Putting the social in entrepreneurship -- A new type of entrepreneur in film? -- The Joy of entrepreneurship -- Entrepreneurship and the future of narrative film -- 4. The labor market costs of crime, pride, and prejudice -- The radically upward sloping supply curve -- What's in your bank account? -- The dignity of work -- The social costs of discrimination -- Concluding thoughts -- 5. Financing the housing crisis and the Great Recession -- On the precipice of financial Armageddon -- Who killed the world economy? -- Whither the banks and corporate finance? -- Did Occupy Wall Street scuttle the economics in Hell or High Water? -- Concluding thoughts -- 6. The nature and causes of wealth in film -- Is capitalism an unknown ideal in film? -- The tropes of economic stagnation -- Can movies get beyond economic tropes? -- Rescuing movies from tropes -- Bringing movie narratives on growth back to earth -- 7. Government without romance -- Politics without romance -- The economics of factions and governing -- Rent seeking -- Beyond corruption and political cynicism -- Regime uncertainty and political succession -- Is government a blind spot for filmmakers? -- 8 Conclusion: The economics behind the story
Control code
1021060597
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii, 97 pages
Isbn
9780815367031
Lccn
2018003023
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1021060597
Label
Contemporary film and economics : Lights! Camera! Econ!, Samuel R. Staley
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The economics in film -- Economics as backstory -- Economics in contemporary film -- The art of visual storytelling -- A few caveats and qualifications -- 2. A passage to choice -- Who benefits? -- Decisions, decisions -- The maddening value of trade -- Concluding thoughts -- 3. The economics of greed, entrepreneurship, and innovation -- Greed is good . . . or not -- Putting the social in entrepreneurship -- A new type of entrepreneur in film? -- The Joy of entrepreneurship -- Entrepreneurship and the future of narrative film -- 4. The labor market costs of crime, pride, and prejudice -- The radically upward sloping supply curve -- What's in your bank account? -- The dignity of work -- The social costs of discrimination -- Concluding thoughts -- 5. Financing the housing crisis and the Great Recession -- On the precipice of financial Armageddon -- Who killed the world economy? -- Whither the banks and corporate finance? -- Did Occupy Wall Street scuttle the economics in Hell or High Water? -- Concluding thoughts -- 6. The nature and causes of wealth in film -- Is capitalism an unknown ideal in film? -- The tropes of economic stagnation -- Can movies get beyond economic tropes? -- Rescuing movies from tropes -- Bringing movie narratives on growth back to earth -- 7. Government without romance -- Politics without romance -- The economics of factions and governing -- Rent seeking -- Beyond corruption and political cynicism -- Regime uncertainty and political succession -- Is government a blind spot for filmmakers? -- 8 Conclusion: The economics behind the story
Control code
1021060597
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii, 97 pages
Isbn
9780815367031
Lccn
2018003023
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1021060597

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