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Georges Méliès’s “Glass House”: Cineplasticity for a Human-Built World

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/9780231172813.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines Georges Méliès's glass-and-iron studio, the first studio in France and the model that would become the standard form for studio architecture through the 1910s. Situating the ... More


The Sculptor’s Dream: Living Statues in Early Cinema

Vito Adriaensens and Steven Jacobs

in Screening Statues: Sculpture and Cinema

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474410892
eISBN:
9781474438469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474410892.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In its earliest years of existence, cinema seems to have been fascinated by stasis and stillness. As if emphasizing its capacity to represent movement, early cinema comprises many scenes in which ... More


Before and After the Blockbuster: A Brief History of the Film Sequel

Carolyn Jess-Cooke

in Film Sequels: Theory and Practice from Hollywood to Bollywood

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748626038
eISBN:
9780748670895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748626038.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the film sequel from its origins in cinema's early years throughout the developments of the twentieth century. It concentrates on cultural forces at two historical junctures: ... More


Postlyricism and the Movie Program: From Jarry to Alferi

Christophe Wall-Romana

in Cinepoetry: Imaginary Cinemas in French Poetry

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823245482
eISBN:
9780823252527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245482.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The chapter argues that one of the lasting imprints of silent film culture on poetry was the movie program: a heterogeneous assemblage of newsreels, comic and fiction films, both short and long ... More


The Birth of Cinema

Keith Withall

in Studying Early and Silent Cinema

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733704
eISBN:
9781800342095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733704.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the technical and inventive basis for cinema, and briefly describes the important pioneers. It covers the developments prior to the invention of cinema and the first decade of ... More


Introduction

Isabelle Vanderschelden

in Studying French Cinema

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733162
eISBN:
9781800342002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733162.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the French cinema. The French like to think the first cinematic experiments originated from France in 1895 with the realist cinema of the Lumière ... More


The Silents

Brain Taves

in Hollywood Presents Jules Verne: The Father of Science Fiction on Screen

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780813161129
eISBN:
9780813165523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813161129.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

To early filmmakers, Jules Verne was not only a legend but also a contemporary author of international repute. The author’s own stage versions of Around the World in Eighty Days, The Children of ... More


Looking for French Science Fiction Cinema

Daniel Tron

in The Liverpool Companion to World Science Fiction Film

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781781380383
eISBN:
9781781381557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380383.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Thanks to George Méliès, France can claim paternity of science fiction cinema. Yet, past this promising start, it is quite difficult to identify the heirs to A Trip to the Moon. This chapter explores ... More


Looking for French Science Fiction Cinema

Daniel Tron

in The Liverpool Companion to World Science Fiction Film

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781781380383
eISBN:
9781781381557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380383.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Thanks to George Méliès, France can claim paternity of science fiction cinema. Yet, past this promising start, it is quite difficult to identify the heirs to A Trip to the Moon. This chapter explores ... More


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