„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
Authors

VEČEŘA Michal

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

Faculty of Arts

Citation
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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