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Film Finances and the British New Wave

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-42
Number of pages20
JournalHistorical Journal of Film, Radio and Television
Issue number1
Early online date14 Feb 2014
DateE-pub ahead of print - 14 Feb 2014
DatePublished (current) - Feb 2014


This article explores the role of Film Finances Ltd in supporting the films of the British new wave focusing on six key films: Room at the Top, The Entertainer, Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, A Taste of Honey, A Kind of Loving and Billy Liar. It evaluates what the Film Finances Archive reveals about the production of these films and their budgets and box-office performance. The article demonstrates that Film Finances played a key role in encouraging new directors and artistes during a period of flux and transformation for the British film industry. It also sheds new light on the cultural and political economies of an important movement in British cinema history.

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  • cinema, film, economics, realism

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