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On The Matter of Market in Cinema
Journal of Flm Arts and Film Studies
At cinemas inception the market played the role of the midwife. Further on, market relations had been one of the fundamental framing conditions for the formation and the development of cinema as a social institution, with all its merits and demerits. It was along the pathways of the market that cinema crossed over from France to Russia. The state more suffered it rather than accepted it. Nicholas II deemed cinema a vacuous, no-good-for-anyone, and even harmful entertainment. Of the same opiniondoi:10.17816/vgik83128-140 fatcat:3d5kmah6bvgzfflum2wiwhvlky