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Carceral Fantasies: Cinema and Prison in Early Twentieth-Century America

Alison Griffiths

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231161060
eISBN:
9780231541565
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161060.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

A groundbreaking contribution to the study of nontheatrical film exhibition, Carceral Fantasies tells the little-known story of how cinema found a home in the U.S. penitentiary system and how the ... More


The Furnace at Sing Sing, 1828–1839

Jennifer Graber

in The Furnace of Affliction: Prisons and Religion in Antebellum America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834572
eISBN:
9781469603339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877838_graber.8
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter describes how Sing Sing Prison's agent assaulted the resident chaplain and threw him out of the prison. The institution had no minister until a year later when a new head administrator ... More


“The Great Unseen Audience”: Sing Sing Prison and Motion Pictures

Alison Griffiths

in Carceral Fantasies: Cinema and Prison in Early Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231161060
eISBN:
9780231541565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161060.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter 4: “’The Great Unseen Audience’: Sing Sing Prison and Motion Pictures” considers the unique conditions of possibility for showing film in Sing Sing Prison. Issues addressed include how film ... More


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