Regional cinema

Micro-mapping and glocalisation

Authored by: Alex Marlow-Mann

The Routledge Companion to World Cinema

Print publication date:  September  2017
Online publication date:  September  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138918801
eBook ISBN: 9781315688251
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At the 2002 BAFTA award ceremony, Alan Parker, who was then chairman of the UK Film Council, made a speech in which he suggested that:

We need to abandon forever the ‘little England’ vision of a UK industry comprised of small British film companies delivering parochial British films […] It’s time for a reality check. That ‘British’ film industry never existed, and in the brutal age of global capitalism, it never will.

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