Download Encyclopedia Of Early Cinema Ebook, Epub, Textbook, quickly and easily or read online Encyclopedia Of Early Cinema full books anytime and anywhere. Click download or read online button and get unlimited access by create free account.

Title Encyclopedia of Early Cinema
Author Richard Abel
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Release Date 2005
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 791
ISBN 9780415234405
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

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.

The Sounds Of Early Cinema by Domitor Conference 1998 (Library of Congress)

Title The Sounds of Early Cinema
Author Domitor Conference 1998 (Library of Congress)
Publisher Indiana University Press
Release Date 2001
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 327
ISBN 0253214793
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

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 mixing sounds with images differed widely, depending on the venue (the nickelodeon in Chicago versus the summer Chautauqua in rural Iowa, the music hall in London or Paris versus the newest palace cinema in New York City) as well as on the historical moment (a single venue might change radically, and many times, from 1906 to 1910). Contributors include Richard Abel, Rick Altman, Edouard Arnoldy, Mats Björkin, Stephen Bottomore, Marta Braun, Jean Châteauvert, Ian Christie, Richard Crangle, Helen Day-Mayer, John Fullerton, Jane Gaines, André Gaudreault, Tom Gunning, François Jost, Charlie Keil, Jeff Klenotic, Germain Lacasse, Neil Lerner, Patrick Loughney, David Mayer, Domi-nique Nasta, Bernard Perron, Jacques Polet, Lauren Rabinovitz, Isabelle Raynauld, Herbert Reynolds, Gregory A. Waller, and Rashit M. Yangirov.

Title Early Cinema and the National
Author Richard Abel
Publisher Indiana University Press
Release Date 2008-12-17
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 104
ISBN 9780861969159
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

While many studies have been written on national cinemas, Early Cinema and the "National" is the first anthology to focus on the concept of national film culture from a wide methodological spectrum of interests, including not only visual and narrative forms, but also international geopolitics, exhibition and marketing practices, and pressing linkages to national imageries. The essays in this richly illustrated, landmark anthology are devoted to reconsidering the nation as a framing category for writing cinema history. Many of the 34 contributors show that concepts of a national identity played a role in establishing the parameters of cinema's early development, from technological change to discourses of stardom, from emerging genres to intertitling practices. Yet, as others attest, national meanings could often become knotty in other contexts, when concepts of nationhood were contested in relation to colonial/imperial histories and regional configurations. Early Cinema and the "National" takes stock of a formative moment in cinema history, tracing the beginnings of the process whereby nations learned to imagine themselves through moving images.

A History Of Early Film by Stephen Herbert

Title A History of Early Film
Author Stephen Herbert
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Release Date 2000
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 529
ISBN 0415211549
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

Title The Image in Early Cinema
Author Scott Curtis
Publisher Indiana University Press
Release Date 2018-03-22
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 392
ISBN 9780253034427
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

In The Image in Early Cinema, the contributors examine intersections between early cinematic form, technology, theory, practice, and broader modes of visual culture. They argue that early cinema emerged within a visual culture composed of a variety of traditions in art, science, education, and image making. Even as methods of motion picture production and distribution materialized, they drew from and challenged practices and conventions in other mediums. This rich visual culture produced a complicated, overlapping network of image-making traditions, innovations, and borrowing among painting, tableaux vivants, photography, and other pictorial and projection practices. Using a variety of concepts and theories, the contributors explore these crisscrossing traditions and work against an essentialist notion of media to conceptualize the dynamic interrelationship between images and their context.

The Concise Cinegraph by ans-Michael Bock,,

Title The Concise Cinegraph
Author ans-Michael Bock,,
Publisher Berghahn Books
Release Date 2009-09-01
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 600
ISBN 0857455656
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

This comprehensive guide is an ideal reference work for film specialists and enthusiasts. First published in 1984 but continuously updated ever since, CineGraph is the most authoritative and comprehensive encyclopedia on German-speaking cinema in the German language. This condensed and substantially revised English-language edition makes this important resource available to students and researchers for the first time outside its German context. It offers a representative historical overview through bio-filmographical entries on the main protagonists, from the beginnings to the present day. Included are directors and actors, writers and cameramen, composers and production designers, film theorists and critics, producers and distributors, inventors and manufacturers. An appendix includes short introductory essays on specific periods and movements, such as Early Film, Weimar, Nazi Cinema, DEFA, New German Cinema, and German film since unification, as well as on cinematic developments in Austria and Switzerland. Sections that crossreference names around specific professional groups and themes will prove equally invaluable to researchers.

Schirmer Encyclopedia Of Film by Barry Keith Grant

Title Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film
Author Barry Keith Grant
Publisher Schirmer Books
Release Date 2007
Category Art
Total Pages 1200
ISBN STANFORD:36105129851007
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

A comprehensive guide to film contains entries discussing genres, the impact of motion pictures on society, studios, the technical processes involved in film production, and the history of the format.

Title The Encyclopedia of Racism in American Films
Author Salvador Jimenez Murguía
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date 2018-04-12
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 824
ISBN 9781442269064
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

From D.W. Griffith’s Birth of a Nation in 1915 to the recent Get Out, audiences and critics alike have responded to racism in motion pictures for more than a century. Whether subtle or blatant, racially biased images and narratives erase minorities, perpetuate stereotypes, and keep alive practices of discrimination and marginalization. Even in the 21st century, the American film industry is not “color blind,” evidenced by films such as Babel (2006), A Better Life, (2011), and 12 Years a Slave (2013). The Encyclopedia of Racism in American Film documents one facet of racism in the film industry, wherein historically underrepresented peoples are misrepresented—through a lack of roles for actors of color, stereotyping, negative associations, and an absence of rich, nuanced characters. Offering insights and analysis from over seventy scholars, critics, and activists, the volume highlights issues such as: Hollywood’s diversity crisis White Savior films Magic Negro tropes The disconnect between screen images and lived realities of African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, and Asians A companion to the ever-growing field of race studies, this volume opens up a critical dialogue on an always timely issue. The Encyclopedia of Racism in American Film will appeal to scholars of cinema, race and ethnicity studies, and cultural history.

A Companion To Early Cinema by André Gaudreault

Title A Companion to Early Cinema
Author André Gaudreault
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date 2012-07-02
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 631
ISBN 9781444332315
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

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

Early Cinema by Simon Popple

Title Early Cinema
Author Simon Popple
Publisher Wallflower Press
Release Date 2004
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 136
ISBN 1903364582
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

Focusing upon the period from 1895 to 1914, Popple and Kember introduce cinema enthusiasts to a series of debates on the aesthetic, technological, cultural, ideological and economic aspects of the medium, whilst exploring new and challenging approaches to the subject.

Expanded Cinema by Gene Youngblood

Title Expanded Cinema
Author Gene Youngblood
Publisher Fordham University Press
Release Date 2020-03-03
Category Art
Total Pages 464
ISBN 9780823287437
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

Fiftieth anniversary reissue of the founding media studies book that helped establish media art as a cultural category. First published in 1970, Gene Youngblood’s influential Expanded Cinema was the first serious treatment of video, computers, and holography as cinematic technologies. Long considered the bible for media artists, Youngblood’s insider account of 1960s counterculture and the birth of cybernetics remains a mainstay reference in today’s hypermediated digital world. This fiftieth anniversary edition includes a new Introduction by the author that offers conceptual tools for understanding the sociocultural and sociopolitical realities of our present world. A unique eyewitness account of burgeoning experimental film and the birth of video art in the late 1960s, this far- ranging study traces the evolution of cinematic language to the end of fiction, drama, and realism. Vast in scope, its prescient formulations include “the paleocybernetic age,” “intermedia,” the “artist as design scientist,” the “artist as ecologist,” “synaesthetics and kinesthetics,” and “the technosphere: man/machine symbiosis.” Outstanding works are analyzed in detail. Methods of production are meticulously described, including interviews with artists and technologists of the period, such as Nam June Paik, Jordan Belson, Andy Warhol, Stan Brakhage, Carolee Schneemann, Stan VanDerBeek, Les Levine, and Frank Gillette. An inspiring Introduction by the celebrated polymath and designer R. Buckminster Fuller—a perfectly cut gem of countercultural thinking in itself—places Youngblood’s radical observations in comprehensive perspective. Providing an unparalleled historical documentation, Expanded Cinema clarifies a chapter of countercultural history that is still not fully represented in the arthistorical record half a century later. The book will also inspire the current generation of artists working in ever-newer expansions of the cinematic environment and will prove invaluable to all who are concerned with the technologies that are reshaping the nature of human communication.

Early Cinema by Richard Abel

Title Early Cinema
Author Richard Abel
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2014
Category Motion picture industry
Total Pages 86
ISBN OCLC:876409491
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

Title The Ashgate Encyclopedia of Literary and Cinematic Monsters
Author Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2016-04-01
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 640
ISBN 9781317044260
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

From vampires and demons to ghosts and zombies, interest in monsters in literature, film, and popular culture has never been stronger. This concise Encyclopedia provides scholars and students with a comprehensive and authoritative A-Z of monsters throughout the ages. It is the first major reference book on monsters for the scholarly market. Over 200 entries written by experts in the field are accompanied by an overview introduction by the editor. Generic entries such as 'ghost' and 'vampire' are cross-listed with important specific manifestations of that monster. In addition to monsters appearing in English-language literature and film, the Encyclopedia also includes significant monsters in Spanish, French, Italian, German, Russian, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, African and Middle Eastern traditions. Alphabetically organized, the entries each feature suggestions for further reading. The Ashgate Encyclopedia of Literary and Cinematic Monsters is an invaluable resource for all students and scholars and an essential addition to library reference shelves.

The Film Encyclopedia by Ephraim Katz

Title The Film Encyclopedia
Author Ephraim Katz
Publisher New York : Crowell
Release Date 1979
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 1266
ISBN 0690012047
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

More than seven thousand entries cover all aspects of world cinema: biographies and film credits for directors, producers, writers, and actors, awards, technical terms, major studios, and schools of film

Silent Film by Richard Abel

Title Silent Film
Author Richard Abel
Publisher Rutgers University Press
Release Date 1996
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 319
ISBN 0813522269
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

Silent Film offers some of the best recent essays on silent cinema, essays that cross disciplinary boundaries and break new ground in a variety of ways. Some focus on the "materiality" of early cinema: the color processes used in printing nitrate film stocks, the choreographic styles of film acting, and the wide range of sound accompaniment. Others focus on questions of periodicity and nationality: on the shift from a "cinema of attractions" to a "classical narrative cinema," on the relationship between changes in production and those in exhibition, and on the historical specificity of national cinemas. Still others focus on early cinema's intertextual relations with various forms of mass culture (from magazine stories or sensational melodramas in the United States to the tango craze in Russia), and on reception in silent cinema (from black audiences in Chicago to women's fan magazines of the 1920s). Taken together, the contributors to this volume suggest provocative parallels between silent cinema at the turn of the last century and "postmodern" cinema at the end of our own. This book is an important contribution to the study of silent film and a key addition to this new series.

Title An Encyclopedic Dictionary of Women in Early American Films
Author Denise Lowe
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2014-01-27
Category History
Total Pages 634
ISBN 9781317718970
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

Examine women’s contributions to film—in front of the camera and behind it! An Encyclopedic Dictionary of Women in Early American Films: 1895-1930 is an A-to-Z reference guide (illustrated with over 150 hard-to-find photographs!) that dispels the myth that men dominated the film industry during its formative years. Denise Lowe, author of Women and American Television: An Encyclopedia, presents a rich collection that profiles many of the women who were crucial to the development of cinema as an industry—and as an art form. Whether working behind the scenes as producers or publicists, behind the cameras as writers, directors, or editors, or in front of the lens as flappers, vamps, or serial queens, hundreds of women made profound and lasting contributions to the evolution of the motion picture production. An Encyclopedic Dictionary of Women in Early American Films: 1895-1930 gives you immediate access to the histories of many of the women who pioneered the early days of cinema—on screen and off. The book chronicles the well-known figures of the era, such as Alice Guy, Mary Pickford, and Francis Marion but gives equal billing to those who worked in anonymity as the industry moved from the silent era into the age of sound. Their individual stories of professional success and failure, artistic struggle and strife, and personal triumph and tragedy fill in the plot points missing from the complete saga of Hollywood’s beginnings. Pioneers of the motion picture business found in An Encyclopedic Dictionary of Women in Early American Films include: Dorothy Arnzer, the first woman to join the Directors Guild of America and the only female director to make a successful transition from silent films to sound Jane Murfin, playwright and screenwriter who became supervisor of motion pictures at RKO Studios Gene Gauntier, the actress and scenarist whose adaptation of Ben Hur for the Kalem Film Company led to a landmark copyright infringement case Theda Bara, whose on-screen popularity virtually built Fox Studios before typecasting and overexposure destroyed her career Madame Sul-Te-Wan, née Nellie Conley, the first African-American actor or actress to sign a film contract and be a featured performer Dorothy Davenport, who parlayed the publicity surrounding her actor-husband’s drug-related death into a career as a producer of social reform melodramas Lois Weber, a street-corner evangelist who became one of the best-known and highest-paid directors in Hollywood Lina Basquette, the “Screen Tragedy Girl” who married and divorced studio mogul Sam Warner, led The Hollywood Aristocrats Orchestra, claimed to have been a spy for the American Office of Strategic Services during World War II, and became a renowned dog expert in her later years and many more! An Encyclopedic Dictionary of Women in Early American Films: 1895-1930 also includes comprehensive appendices of the WAMPAS Baby Stars, the silent stars remembered in the Graumann Chinese Theater Forecourt of the Stars and those immortalized on the Hollywood Walk of Stars. The book is invaluable as a resource for researchers, librarians, academics working in film, popular culture, and women’s history, and to anyone interested either professionally or casually in the early days of Hollywood and the motion picture industry.

Title Encyclopedia of Supramolecular Chemistry
Author J. L. Atwood
Publisher CRC Press
Release Date 2004
Category Science
Total Pages 1670
ISBN 0824747240
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

Covers the fundamentals of supramolecular chemistry; supramolecular advancements and methods in the areas of chemistry, biochemistry, biology, environmental and materials science and engineering, physics, computer science, and applied mathematics.

Title A Feminist Reader in Early Cinema
Author Jennifer M. Bean
Publisher Duke University Press
Release Date 2002-11-21
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 584
ISBN 0822329999
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

The first anthology in a rapidly expanding area of cinema studies.

Title Behaviour for Learning in the Primary School
Author Kate Adams
Publisher Learning Matters
Release Date 2009-01-09
Category Education
Total Pages 112
ISBN 9781844458196
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

Children's behaviour is a key concern for trainees and teachers. This book explores the concept of behaviour for learning which is very much driven by the Every Child Matters agenda. It examines the roles of relationships and children's social knowledge in depth. In particular, it explores relationship with self, relationship with others and relationships with the curriculum. It also considers the importance of self-reflection and other additional factors affecting behaviour for learning such as children's learning difficulties. It highlights the complexities and wider social factors involved in attaining positive behaviour, in a way which recognises the whole child.

Citrus by Pierre Laszlo

Title Citrus
Author Pierre Laszlo
Publisher University of Chicago Press
Release Date 2008-10
Category History
Total Pages 252
ISBN 9780226470283
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

Laszlo traces the spectacular rise and spread of citrus across the globe, from southeast Asia in 4000 BC to modern Spain and Portugal, whose explorers inroduced the fruit to the Americas. This book explores the numerous roles that citrus has played in agriculture, horticulture, cooking, nutrition, religion, and art.