A talk about the business of movies; about the motion picture business as a business. A smile as a commodity; an item that has got to be marketed, distributed, and exhibited. The differences in the motion picture industry from other businesses. Some figures of business: the worth in dollars and cents. Some figures on screen time as a look at the popularity of U.S. film. A response to the critics of the industry. The "x" factor, the intangible aspect of the film industry; what it brings to society. The future of the industry and the contributions it has to make.
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