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The finandal problems Britain had in competing with the Hollywood studio system had a significant effect on the kinds of films that were made. Look at the effect 01'the industrial flow on profit and future investment.

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Lack of investment meant that British films have always had a different 'look' from American films.

British cinema has tended to emphasise the story or drama over the 'look' and 'style' of the film because scripts are generally cheaper than the technical wherewithal and artistic expertise British to create a film, audiences' complaints that British cinema s not as good as American inema has been registered i in poor box-office

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Poor box-office returns meant budgets were limited for future productions and the British have found it hard to break out of this pattern.

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The Film Council has been set up by the government to counteract this negativity around the British fil~ industry. Its plans and strategies, rev~led on 2nd May 2000, are to encourage cultural and commercial film activity. One of the Film Council's long term objectives is to develop the film industry and encourage investment

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The financial problems Britain had in competing with the Hollywood studio system had a significant effect on the kinds of films that were made. Look at the effect ofthe industrial flow on profit and future investment.

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Lackof investment meant that British films have always had a different 'look' from American films.

British cinema has tended to emphasise the story or drama over the 'look' and 'style' of the film because scripts are generally cheaper than the technical wherewithal and artistic expertise British to create a film, audiences' complaints that British cinema is not as good as American cinema has been registered in poor box-office

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Poor box-office returns meant budgets were limited for future productions and the British have found it hard to break out of this pattern.

The Film Council has been set up by the government to counteract this negativity around the British fill'n indUStry. Its plans and strategies, re\'~aled on 2nd May 2000, are to encourage cultural and commercial film activity. One of the Film Council's long term objectives is to develop the film industry and encourage investment

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Brittish Cinema Finance Probs