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The British New Wave [Film: A Hard Day’s Night ] Youth culture = big deal Filmmakers harnessed elements of French new wave Government increases role of censorship ! production goes down during WW2 ! after war, Britain is trying to revive its film industry and market Britain explored quota laws Hollywood films: 80% of screen time in British theatres 1947: British govt imposes 75% tariff on imported American films Hollywood protests tariff Britain enacts quota law: 45% of all screenings had to be British films o Quota reduced to 30% after lobbying from British distributors and theaters protesting Hammer films: small independent production company o Genre films 1950s: horror films o These quota quicky films were very low budget movies since they were guaranteed a spot in the theatre o Many cult directors got their start here on these films Post WW2 British film industry o 1950s: govt establishes tax and loan incentives for independent British film producers

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