By Richard Dyer
From Amazon: "A learn of David Lean's "Brief Encounter". during this own account of the movie, Richard Dyer strains its value to post-war movie-goers, and the facility of its enduring allure. each one quantity within the "BFI movie Classics" sequence features a short construction historical past and a close filmography. Richard Dyer is Professor of movie experiences on the college of Warwick. he's the writer of Stars, Heavenly our bodies, Now you spot It: reports in Lesbian and homosexual movie, in basic terms leisure and the problem of Images."
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Of course, Germany's rate of growth was unmatched, except by the United States . Within less than twen ty years the Second Empire quadrupled its iron and s teel output, so that by 1 9 1 4 its production practically equaled that of England, France, I taly, and the Low Countries combined. But even France tripled its coal production and doubled its pig- iron output between 1 8 7 1 and 1 913. More- THE PERSISTENCE OF THE OLD REGIME over, France scored a tenfold increase in crude steel produc tion between 1 8 80 and 1 9 1 3 , and it did so without direct acces s to most of Lorraine's iron-ore deposits .
In 1914 about 2 million artisans toiled in the small workshops, or ar/yels, of "urban" Russia, many o f them in the Jewish Pale of Settlement. There were, in addition, between 2 and 8 million precapitalist and preindustrial cottage producers , or kustars, sca ttered throughout the countrys ide, nea rly all of them work ing in their home dwelli ngs and using hand tools. In terms of production value this dispersed sector of tiny and small manu facture contributed between one-quarter and one-third of the entire consumer and capital goods sector, and artisan manu facture met most of Russia's consumer needs .
9 million workers , or 4 7 . 5 percent o f the labor force in manufac ture and industry, and generated 4 1 percent of net output. 5 million tex til e workers con tributed close to 1 6. 5 percent of net output, while the 1 . 2 6 million apparel makers contributed another 8 percent, to make a total of 2 4 . 5 percent. This was still a time when textiles by themselves accounted for 3 8 percen t of all British exports, the bulk of it in the form of cotton piece goods . As late as 1 9 I 3 over 85 percent of all cotton yardage and over 50 percent of all woolen piece goods were sold abroad, and 4 3 percent of these exports went to India alone.
Brief Encounter (BFI Film Classics) by Richard Dyer