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Early titling on films and Pathé’s innovative and multilingual strategies in 1903

Claire Dupré La Tour

in The Translation of Films, 1900-1950

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780197266434
eISBN:
9780191884191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266434.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The shift from titles on lantern slides to the practice of titling on the film itself dates to the turn of the 20th century. Early examples of preserved filmed titles are rare, but occasional ... More


Early Cinema and National Identity in Brazil: Mapping Out a Space of Analysis

Maite Conde

in Foundational Films: Early Cinema and Modernity in Brazil

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520290983
eISBN:
9780520964884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290983.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter presents an overview and critique of theories of Brazil’s cinematic belle epoque, which have depicted the early film period as a golden age of Brazilian filmmaking in contrast to later ... More


Aristotelians on Speed: Paradoxes of Genre in the Context of Cinema

Deborah Knight

in Film Theory and Philosophy

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159216
eISBN:
9780191673566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159216.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter shows another concern of early film theorists. This concern has been addressed more recently by a number of writers in the analytic tradition. The chapter focuses on the paradox of genre ... More


Prison on Screen: The Carceral Aesthetic

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/9780231161060.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter 2: “Prison on Screen: The Carceral Aesthetic” examines how actuality, reconstruction, and fictional films representing prisons and prisoners made before cinema’s transitional era in the mid ... More


Professional Lecturing in Early British Film Shows

Joe Kember

in The Sounds of the Silents in Britain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199797615
eISBN:
9780199979738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199797615.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, Western

Adding a magic-lantern-style educative lecturer to moving pictures was one way of addressing emerging concerns in the 1900s that moving pictures themselves did not fix attention. By delving into the ... More


Overture

Julie Brown and Annette Davison

in The Sounds of the Silents in Britain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199797615
eISBN:
9780199979738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199797615.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, Western

The Introduction outlines the rationale for the book: the relative dearth of studies of the sonic environment of British cinemas in the period before the development of synchronized sound. It ... More


Science Fiction Cinema: Between Fantasy and Reality

Christine Cornea

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624652
eISBN:
9780748671106
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624652.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This study offers a broad historical and theoretical reassessment of the science fiction film genre. The book explores the development of science fiction in cinema from its beginnings in early film ... 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


The Sounds of the Silents in Britain

Julie Brown and Annette Davison (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199797615
eISBN:
9780199979738
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199797615.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, Western

This book explores the sonic dimension of film exhibition in Britain, from the emergence of cinema through to the introduction of synchronized sound. With contributions from many of the acknowledged ... More


Primitive Diversity

Alexander Kluge

Richard Langston (ed.)

in Difference and Orientation: An Alexander Kluge Reader

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501739200
eISBN:
9781501739224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501739200.003.0019
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter looks at the dialogue between Christian Schulte and Alexander Kluge wherein they talked about primitive diversity. “Primitive diversity” is an expression from the American East Coast for ... More


An Archaeology of Sympathy: The Sentimental Mode in Literature and Cinema

James Chandler

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226034959
eISBN:
9780226035000
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226035000.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

In the middle of the eighteenth century, something new made itself felt in European culture—a tone or style that came to be called the sentimental. The sentimental mode went on to shape not just ... More


Introduction: Dietrich’s Face and the Talking Picture

James Phillips

in Sternberg and Dietrich: The Phenomenology of Spectacle

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190915247
eISBN:
9780190915278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190915247.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Sternberg’s films are famous for their close-ups of the female face. This Introduction discusses the way in which Dietrich’s face functions in his early sound films. Whereas silent cinema charged the ... More


The Film Business That Unites: Early US Cinema in Havana, 1897–1928

Megan Feeney

in Hollywood in Havana: US Cinema and Revolutionary Nationalism in Cuba before 1959

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226593555
eISBN:
9780226593722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226593722.003.0002
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter covers film distribution, exhibition, and reception in Havana during the era of silent cinema and of Cuba’s first republic, which roughly overlapped. At the turn-of-the-century, moving ... More


Resisting Arrest: Imagining Motion in Film and Photography

Louise Hornby

in Still Modernism: Photography, Literature, Film

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190661229
eISBN:
9780190661250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190661229.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter examines how early filmmakers had to invent what motion looked like on screen, imagining it as distinct from stillness, legibility, or clarity. The images of motion in early film are ... More


Exploding Boys and Hungry Girls

Katherine Roeder

in Wide Awake in Slumberland: Fantasy, Mass Culture, and Modernism in the Art of Winsor McCay

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781617039607
eISBN:
9781626740112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039607.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Chapter two focuses ona groundbreaking, self-reflexive episode of Little Sammy Sneeze, a comic which follows a boy whose potent sneezes leave mayhem in his wake. Sammy's sneezes even shatter the ... More


In the Selznick Family Tradition

Nathan Platte

in Making Music in Selznick's Hollywood

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780199371112
eISBN:
9780199371136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199371112.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This chapter begins with David Selznick’s apprenticeship in silent cinema under his father, Lewis J. Selznick, in New York. As with other directors and producers who learned film in the silent era, ... More


The Fugitive's Properties: Law and the Poetics of Possession

Stephen M. Best

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226044330
eISBN:
9780226241111
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226241111.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This study of literature and law before and since the Civil War shows how American conceptions of slavery, property, and the idea of the fugitive were profoundly interconnected. It uncovers a poetics ... More


Silent Serial Sensations: The Wharton Brothers and the Magic of Early Cinema

Barbara Tepa Lupack

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501748189
eISBN:
9781501748202
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501748189.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book, the first book-length study of pioneering and prolific filmmakers Ted and Leo Wharton, offers a fascinating account of the dynamic early film industry. As the book demonstrates, the ... More


The Eternal Boy

Julia Lee

in Our Gang: A Racial History of The Little Rascals

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816698219
eISBN:
9781452952451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698219.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

“The Eternal Boy” is a brief history of Hal Roach, the creator of Our Gang, from his birth in Elmira, New York in 1892 to the opening of his eponymous film studio in Culver City, California in the ... More


Our Gang: A Racial History of The Little Rascals

Julia Lee

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816698219
eISBN:
9781452952451
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698219.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

The series Our Gang (also known as The Little Rascals) has been called the most popular juvenile series ever filmed, beloved by generations of children and adults. According to Hollywoodlegend, ... More


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