Author Dulac, Nicolas
Title A Companion to Early Cinema
Imprint New York : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2012
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Note Intro -- A Companion to Early Cinema -- Contents -- List of Contributors -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Part I Early Cinema Cultures -- 1 The Culture Broth and the Froth of Cultures of So-called Early Cinema -- 2 Toward a History of Peep Practice -- 3 "We are Here and Not Here": Late Nineteenth-Century Stage Magic and the Roots of Cinema in the Appearance (and Disappearance) of the Virtual Image -- 4 The Féerie between Stage and Screen -- 5 The Théâtrophone, an Anachronistic Hybrid Experiment or One of the First Immobile Traveler Devices? -- 6 The "Silent" Arts: Modern Pantomime and the Making of an Art Cinema in Belle Époque Paris: The Case of Georges Wague and Germaine Dulac -- Part II Early Cinema Discourses -- 7 First Discourses on Film and the Construction of a "Cinematic Episteme" -- 8 The Discourses of Art in Early Film, or, Why Not Rancière? -- 9 Sensationalism and Early Cinema -- 10 From Craft to Industry: Series and Serial Production Discourses and Practices in France -- 11 Early American Film Publications: Film Consciousness, Self Consciousness -- 12 Early Cinema and Film Theory -- Part III Early Cinema Forms -- 13 A Bunch of Violets -- 14 Modernity Stops at Nothing: The American Chase Film and the Specter of Lynching -- 15 "The Knowledge Which Comes in Pictures": Educational Films and Early Cinema Audiences -- 16 Motion Picture Color and Pathé-Frères: The Aesthetic Consequences of Industrialization -- Part IV Early Cinema Presentations -- 17 The European Fairground Cinema: (Re)defining and (Re)contextualizing the "Cinema of Attractions" -- 18 Early Film Programs: An Overture, Five Acts, and an Interlude -- 19 "Half Real-Half Reel": Alternation Format Stage-and-Screen Hybrids -- 20 Advance Newspaper Publicity for the Vitascope and the Mass Address of Cinema's Reading Public
21 Storefront Theater Advertising and the Evolution of the American Film Poster -- 22 Bound by Cinematic Chains: Film and Prisons during the Early Era -- Part V Early Cinema Identities -- 23 Anonymity: Uncredited and Unknown in Early Cinema -- 24 The Invention of Cinematic Celebrity in the United Kingdom -- 25 The Film Lecturer -- 26 Richard Hoffman: A Collector's Archive -- Part VI Early Cinema Recollections -- 27 Early Films in the Age of Content -- or, "Cinema of Attractions" Pursued by Digital Means -- 28 Multiple Originals: The (Digital) Restoration and Exhibition of Early Films -- 29 Pointing Forward, Looking Back: Reflexivity and Deixis in Early Cinema and Contemporary Installations -- 30 Is Nothing New? Turn-of-the-Century Epistemes in Film History -- Index
An authoritative and much-needed overview of the main issues in the field of early cinema from over 30 leading international scholars in the field First collection of its kind to offer in one reference: original theory, new research, and reviews of existing studies in the field Features over 30 original essays from some of the leading scholars in early cinema and Film Studies, including Tom Gunning, Jane Gaines, Richard Abel, Thomas Elsaesser, and André Gaudreault Caters to renewed interest in film studies' historical methods, with strict analysis of multiple and competing sources, providing a critical re-contextualization of films, printed material and technologies Covers a range of topics in early cinema, such as exhibition, promotion, industry, pre-cinema, and film criticism Broaches the latest research on the subject of archival practices, important particularly in the current digital context
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Dulac, Nicolas A Companion to Early Cinema New York : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated,c2012 9781118274453
Subject Motion pictures -- History.;Silent films -- History and criticism
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