„Jen pro pár kin a hodně lacino". Hrané filmy v obchodních plánech pražských výroben mezi lety 1911 a 1915

Title in English "Only for few cinemas and cheapest as possible". Fictions films in entrepreneurial strategies of Prague producers between 1911 and 1915


Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Iluminace : časopis pro teorii, historii a estetiku filmu
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Field Art, architecture, cultural heritage
Keywords production; adverts; fiction films
Description Before 1915, film production in Czech lands was in its beginnings and further development was limited by many factors -- from the lack of money to problems with distribution. Contemporary entrepreneurs had to find their way to minimize the risk of financial loss -- their efforts usually lead to the diversification of activities. Presented study aimes to analyze the problem on the example of the first four Czech producers -- Kinofa, Illusionfilm, Lucernafilm and ASUM. Depending on applied strategies, these companies can be further divided in two groups. While ASUM tried to make multiple-reel fiction movies using the star image of Andula Sedláčková, the other three concentrated itself mainly in the area of nonfiction films and adverts.
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