Encyclopedia of Early Cinema

The Encyclopedia presents more than 1,000 entries on the basic trajectory of early cinema history, with coverage of film production, filmmakers, film genres, and individual films.

Encyclopedia of Early Cinema

This encyclopedia presents a wealth of information on early cinema history, with coverage of the techniques and equipment of film production, profiles of the pioneering directors and producers, analysis of individual films and the rapid growth of distinct film genres, and the emergence of something the world had never seen before - the movie star. The work also focuses on how the nature of film exhibition changed as the industry grew, and how the public's reception to films also changed. The pre-cinema period is closely examined to show those mass-cultural forms and practices - such as music hall and vaudeville - from within which cinema was to emerge. A perfect companion for any student of early cinema and film studies.

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Encyclopedia of Early Cinema
Language: en
Pages: 791
Authors: Richard Abel
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This encyclopedia presents a wealth of information on early cinema history, with coverage of the techniques and equipment of film production, profiles of the pioneering directors and producers, analysis of individual films and the rapid growth of distinct film genres, and the emergence of something the world had never seen
The Routledge Encyclopedia of Film Theory
Language: en
Pages: 526
Authors: Edward Branigan, Warren Buckland
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-12-04 - Publisher: Routledge

The Routledge Encyclopedia of Film Theory is an international reference work representing the essential ideas and concepts at the centre of film theory from the beginning of the twentieth century, to the beginning of the twenty-first. When first encountering film theory, students are often confronted with a dense, interlocking set
The Sounds of Early Cinema
Language: en
Pages: 327
Authors: Domitor Conference 1998 (Library of Congress)
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001 - Publisher: Indiana University Press

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
Epics, Spectacles, and Blockbusters
Language: en
Pages: 363
Authors: Sheldon Hall, Stephen Neale
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010 - Publisher: Wayne State University Press

Considers the history of the American blockbuster-the large-scale, high-cost film-as it evolved from the 1890s to today.
Provenance and Early Cinema
Language: en
Pages: 430
Authors: Joanne Bernardi, Paolo Cherchi Usai, Tami Williams, Joshua Yumibe
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-02-01 - Publisher: Indiana University Press

Remnants of early films often have a story to tell. As material artifacts, these film fragments are central to cinema history, perhaps more than ever in our digital age of easy copying and sharing. If a digital copy is previewed before preservation or is shared with a researcher outside the