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The Resource Delivering dreams : a century of British film distribution, Geoffrey Macnab

Delivering dreams : a century of British film distribution, Geoffrey Macnab

Label
Delivering dreams : a century of British film distribution
Title
Delivering dreams
Title remainder
a century of British film distribution
Statement of responsibility
Geoffrey Macnab
Title variation
  • Century of British film distribution
  • British film distribution
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Film distributors are the unsung heroes of cinema. Without them, the film industry would grind to a halt. Drawing on the archives of the Film Distributors Association (FDA), as well as on interviews with leading British distributors of today, Delivering Dreams tells the, largely unacknowledged, story of how films were, and are, brought to British cinema-goers. It profiles some of the most flamboyant and controversial figures involved in UK distribution over the last 100 years, ranging from the founders of huge companies to visionaries who have launched small art house labels. Geoffrey MacNab also explores how the sector has reacted to a rapidly changing market and technological environment, from the transition to sound in the late 1920s to the spectre of TV in the 1950s and the move to digital in the 2000s. Ranging from the films of Charlie Chaplin to The King s Speech, and published to coincide with the centenary of the FDA s creation in December 1915, this book highlights the crucial role that distributors have played in maintaining the solid foundations of the British film industry
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
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Macnab, Geoffrey
Dewey number
384/.840941
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.D57
LC item number
M33 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Motion pictures
  • Motion picture industry
  • Motion picture industry
  • Motion pictures
  • Great Britain
Label
Delivering dreams : a century of British film distribution, Geoffrey Macnab
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-246) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
935268978
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiv, 258 pages
Isbn
9781784534899
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)935268978
Label
Delivering dreams : a century of British film distribution, Geoffrey Macnab
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-246) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
935268978
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiv, 258 pages
Isbn
9781784534899
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)935268978

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