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EARLY FILM HISTORYeBook VersionYou will receive access to this electronic text and the accompanying website via email after using the shopping cart above to complete your purchase.New Second Edition Now Available!Early Film History covers a variety of contributions that played a role in making films what they are today. There have been many individuals, companies, and even countries that have impacted filmmaking during its early years. From the creation of motion pictures, to the pioneers that built Hollywood, th…

Early Film HistoryeBook VersionYou will receive access to this electronic text and the accompanying website via email after using the shopping cart above to complete your purchase.New Second Edition Now Available!Early Film History covers a variety of contributions that played a role in making films what they are today. There have been many individuals, companies, and even countries that have impacted filmmaking during its early years. From the creation of motion pictures, to the pioneers that built Hollywood, th…

Spartacus: Film and HistoryThis is the first book systematically to analyze Kirk Douglas’ and Stanley Kubrick’s depiction of the slave revolt led by Spartacus from different historical, political, and cinematic perspectives. Examines the film’s use of ancient sources, the ancient historical contexts, the political significance of the film, the history of its censorship and restoration, and its place in film history. Includes the most important passages from ancient authors’ reports of the slave revolt in transla…

The Sounds of Early Cinema (Early Cinema in Review: Proceedings of Domitor)The Sounds of Early Cinema is devoted exclusively to a little-known, yet absolutely crucial phenomenon: the ubiquitous presence of sound in early cinema. “Silent cinema” may rarely have been silent, but the sheer diversity of sound(s) and sound/image relations characterizing the first 20 years of moving picture exhibition can still astonish us. Whether instrumental, vocal, or mechanical, sound ranged from the improvised to the pre-arranged (as in scripts, scores, and cue sheets). The practice of…

A History of Early Film‘Early Film’ is generally taken to cover the period of invention (early 1890s) to the First World War. During the past twenty years, early film has become a sophisticated area of cinema studies, with its own methodology. This collection is taken from a British perspective and includes:* The Cinema – Its Present Position and Future Possibilities: A report to the cinema Commission of Enquiry (Williams & Norgate, 1917).This substantial and wide-ranging report, from the end of the Early Cinema perio…

Early Cinema: Space, Frame, NarrativeIn the twenty years preceding the First World War, cinema rapidly developed from a fairground curiosity into a major industry and social institution, a source of information and entertainment for millions of people. Only recently have film scholars and historians begun to study these early years of cinema in their own right and not simply as first steps towards the classical narrative cinema we now associate with Hollywood. The essays in this collection trace the fascinating history of how the c…

Networks of Entertainment: Early Film Distribution 1895-1915This collection of essays explores the complex issue of film distribution from the invention of cinema into the 1910s. From regional distribution networks to international marketing strategies, from the analysis of distribution catalogs to case studies on individual distributors, these essays written by well-known specialists in the field discuss the intriguing question of how films came to meet their audiences. Among the authors are Richard Abel, Marta Braun, Joseph Garncarz, André Gaudreault,…

Early Poverty Row Studios (Images of America)The history of Hollywood is often seen only through the lens of the major studios, forgetting that many of Tinseltown’s early creations came from micro-studios stretched along Sunset Boulevard in an area disparagingly known as Poverty Row. Here, the first wave of West Coast moviemakers migrated to the tiny village of Hollywood, where alcohol was illegal, actors were unwelcome, and cattle were herded down the unpaved streets. Most Poverty Row producers survived from film to film, their fortunes…

Without Lying Down: Frances Marion and the Powerful Women of Early HollywoodThe history of Hollywood is often seen only through the lens of the major studios, forgetting that many of Tinseltown’s early creations came from micro-studios stretched along Sunset Boulevard in an area disparagingly known as Poverty Row. Here, the first wave of West Coast moviemakers migrated to the tiny village of Hollywood, where alcohol was illegal, actors were unwelcome, and cattle were herded down the unpaved streets. Most Poverty Row producers survived from film to film, their fortunes…