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Going or Staying

Christine Leteux

in Albert Capellani: Pioneer of the Silent Screen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166438
eISBN:
9780813166728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166438.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In 1915, Capellani was faced with a difficult decision: staying in France at Pathé and waiting for the studio to resume activity, or crossing the Atlantic to work in the United States. He decided to ... More


Studio Factories and Studio Cities: Paris’s Cités Du Cinéma and the Inconsistency of Modernity

Brian R. Jacobson

in Studios Before the System: Architecture, Technology, and the Emergence of Cinematic Space

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231172813
eISBN:
9780231539661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172813.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyzes the expansion of film studios into mass production centers in major Western cities, focusing on Gaumont and Pathé’s studios in Paris. As these studios began to look and operate ... More


Fiction, Newsreels, and Social Documentary in the Sound Era

Tami Williams

in Germaine Dulac: A Cinema of Sensations

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038471
eISBN:
9780252096365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038471.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter traces Dulac's transition to nonfiction filmmaking in the early 1930s, in her work as founding director of one of the most important news reel companies of the period ... More


Alice Guy’s Great Cinematic Adventure

Kimberly Tomadjoglou

in Doing Women's Film History: Reframing Cinemas, Past and Future

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039683
eISBN:
9780252097775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039683.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter rethinks Alice Guy's legacy by analying her adaptation of the paternalist practices of Gaumont Film Company, where she began, to the matriarchal organization of her own film studio in ... More


“A Drama Unites Them in a Fight to the Death”: The Flourishing of Popular-Science Films in France, 1909–1914

Oliver Gaycken

in Devices of Curiosity: Early Cinema and Popular Science

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199860685
eISBN:
9780190235987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860685.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

At the turn of the 1910s, French production companies produced a large number of popular-science films. This chapter provides a comparative analysis of popular-science films produced by Pathé, ... More


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