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Statistical Report: Sci-fi Films in Europe
Ex-Machina-Cast-Wallpapers MeCETES publishes new statistical report on Sci-fi Films in Europe. 2015 was a big year for sci-fi. The widely anticipated seventh installment of Star War franchise, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, smashed box office records, attaining the highest-grossing worldwide opening of all time and reaching $1 billion faster than any film in history. Jurassic World, Avengers: Age of Ultron, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, Mad Max: Road Fury and ...
Science Fiction and Europe: A Troubled Relationship
Scarlett-Johansson-Under-the-Skin-Poster Sci-fi may be a niche genre in Europe. But as Aidan Power argues, it has produced some important moments in European cinema. Science fiction film remains something of an anomaly. On the one hand it has traditionally been seen as a niche genre, one that inspires devotion from a hard-core base of fanboys and fantasists, yet often struggles to attract the unwavering attention of more mainstream audiences. On the other hand, a ...
Stories not stars sell specialised films, BFI exit polls show
questionnaire Over the past decade the British Film Institute (BFI) has conducted over 170 cinema exit polls for the British independent and specialised films it supports. Huw D Jones analyses the data and asks what lessons are there for distributors. Understanding what makes audiences tick is a key concern for the film business. Knowing what motivates cinemagoers to watch a particular movie can help distributors improve the way they market their films.
Halloween Special: Europe’s top horror films
let-the-right-one-in It’s Halloween this weekend. So to mark the occasion, Huw D Jones looks at the most popular European horror movies of the last decade. Despite a cinematic tradition which brought us Nosferatu, Dr Caligari and The Wicker Man, Europe is not so big on scary movies: horror flicks account for only 3% of the films produced in Europe, according to the analysis of data from IMDb and the European Audiovisual Observatory’s ...
China or Europe – Where Next for UK Co-Productions?
cameron-china-2__131202164202 As the first UK/China film co-production is announced, Huw D Jones argues Britain shouldn’t neglect its established ties with Europe. To coincide with Chinese President Xi Jinping’s official state visit to the UK this week, Britain’s first film co-production with China was announced at a ‘creative showcase’ event in London. Earth: One Amazing Day (working title) is the sequel to Earth (2007), the second highest grossing nature documentary ...
Minority Language Cinema in Europe
Ida As campaigners call for the production of more minority language films in Europe, Huw D Jones explores the language of European cinema. Last week saw the launch of the manifesto Glocal Cinemas, Big Stories, Small Countries  at the San Sebastian Film Festival. Backed by 24 film professionals from 15 European countries and regions, the manifesto calls for more cinema production and co-production in “non-hegemonic languages” – which are defined as ...
Do reviews affect the box office for European films?
levitan Reviews are key to the marketing of European films. But how to they affect box office performance? Huw Jones investigates. Reviews generally make little difference to how films perform in the box office. When the latest Transformers movie came out last summer, for example, it was universally panned by critics, receiving an average rating of just 18% on the Rotten Tomatoes website.
Does European identity affect the market for European film?
SennheiserCinemaConnect Some EU countries watch more imported European content than others. Huw D Jones examines how European identity affects the market for European film. European cinema-goers generally prefer Hollywood movies or national productions than films from other European countries. Non-national European (NNE) films, for example, account for only about 10% of total EU cinema admissions. Figure 1: Average Market Share for NNE Films (%) 2005-2011 (Source: MEDIA Salles 2012) However, the market share for ...
Conference Report: New Directions in Film and TV Production Studies
ChasEPwatershed4/6/2002- Huw Jones reports on the New Directions in Film and Television Production Studies, at the Watershed, Bristol, April 14-15, 2015 Production studies is a particularly a ‘hot’ topic for film and media scholars at the moment – or at least it seems that way, as over 100 academics from across the UK, Europe and as far afield as Australia, US and the Caribbean crammed into the Watershed in Bristol for the ...
Profiling Foreign Language Film Fans
YouGov's Profiler allows users to identify the quintessential fan for any brand, person or thing. Foreign-language film fans are generally youngish, well-educated, midde-class urban dwellers. However, a new app reveals not all conform to this profile. Huw Jones reports. Polling company YouGov have just released a new online app which is proving extremely useful to our research on the market for foreign language films in the UK. Table 1: Top 25 foreign-language films in UK box office 2002-13.
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