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" This volume, which features the conference proceedings from Domitor, the International Society for the Study of Early Cinema, 2018, questions preservation, attribution, and patterns of reuse in order to explore singular artifacts with ...

Author: Joanne Bernardi

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253053008

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 430

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Remnants of early films often have a story to tell. As material artifacts, these film fragments are central to cinema history, perhaps more than ever in our digital age of easy copying and sharing. If a digital copy is previewed before preservation or is shared with a researcher outside the purview of a film archive, knowledge about how the artifact was collected, circulated, and repurposed threatens to become obscured. When the question of origin is overlooked, the story can be lost. Concerned contributors in Provenance and Early Cinema challenge scholars digging through film archives to ask, "How did these moving images get here for me to see them?" This volume, which features the conference proceedings from Domitor, the International Society for the Study of Early Cinema, 2018, questions preservation, attribution, and patterns of reuse in order to explore singular artifacts with long and circuitous lives.
2021-02-01 By Joanne Bernardi

Adams, Frederick B., The Uses of Provenance (Berkeley: School of Librarianship, University of California, 1969). Abukhanfusa, Kerstin and Jan Sydbeck (eds.), The Principle of Provenance: Report from the First Stockholm Conference on ...

Author: Paolo Cherchi Usai

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781911239130

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 448

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Paolo Cherchi Usai provides a comprehensive introduction to the study, research and preservation of silent cinema from its heyday in the early 20th century to its present day flourishing. He traces the history of the moving image in its formative years, from Edison's and Lumière's first experiments to the dawn of 'talkies'; provides a clear guide to the basics of silent film technology; introduces the technical and creative roles involved in its production, and presents silent cinema as a performance event, rather than a passive viewing experience. This new, greatly expanded edition takes the reader on a new journey, exploring silent cinema in the broader context of technology, culture, and society, from the invention of celluloid film and its related machinery to film studios, laboratories, theatres and audiences. Among the people involved in the creation of a new art form were filmmakers, actors and writers, but also engineers, entrepreneurs, and projectionists. Their collective efforts, and the struggle to preserve their creative work by archives and museums, are interwoven in a compelling story covering three centuries of media history, from the magic lantern to the reinvention of silent cinema in digital form. The new edition also includes comprehensive resource information for the study, research, preservation and exhibition of silent cinema.
2019-04-04 By Paolo Cherchi Usai

Silent Cinema: A Guide to Study, Research and Curatorship, 3rd edn. London: Bloomsbury on behalf of the British Film Institute. ... In J. Bernardi, P. Cherchi Usai, T. Williams, and J. Yumibe (eds), Provenance and Early Cinema.

Author: Joanne Bernardi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315534350

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 396

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The Routledge Handbook of Japanese Cinema provides a timely and expansive overview of Japanese cinema today, through cutting-edge scholarship that reflects the hybridity of approaches defining the field. The volume’s twenty-one chapters represent work by authors with diverse backgrounds and expertise, recasting traditional questions of authorship, genre, and industry in broad conceptual frameworks such as gender, media theory, archive studies, and neoliberalism. The volume is divided into four parts, each representing an emergent area of inquiry: "Decentring Classical Cinema" "Questions of Industry" "Intermedia as an Approach" "The Object Life of Film" This is the first anthology of Japanese cinema scholarship to span the temporal framework of 200 years, from the vibrant magic lantern culture of the nineteenth century, through to the formation of the film industry in the twentieth century, and culminating in cinema’s migration to gaming, surveillance video, and other new media platforms of the twenty-first century. This handbook will prove a useful resource to students and scholars of Japanese studies, film studies, and cultural studies more broadly.
2020-08-09 By Joanne Bernardi

After selling Progressive to the General Film Company in 1911, he bought it back when General Film refused to allow ... the style and content of his films, whose generic provenance ranged from early sophisticated comedies—e.g., Hurra!

Author: Richard Abel

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415234405

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 791

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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.
2005 By Richard Abel

Kitty Kelly, “Flickerings from Filmland,” Chicago Tribune, January 6, 1915, 10. ... Paolo Cherchi Usai, Tami Williams, and Joshua Yumibe, eds., Provenance and Early Cinema (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2020), 169–178.

Author: Richard Abel

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252052903

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

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During the early era of cinema, moviegoers turned to women editors and writers for the latest on everyone's favorite stars, films, and filmmakers. Richard Abel returns these women to film history with an anthology of reviews, articles, and other works. Drawn from newspapers of the time, the selections show how columnists like Kitty Kelly, Mae Tinee, Louella Parsons, and Genevieve Harris wrote directly to female readers. They also profiled women working in jobs like scenario writer and film editor and noted the industry's willingness to hire women. Sharp wit and frank opinions entertained and informed a wide readership hungry for news about the movies but also about women on both sides of the camera. Abel supplements the texts with hard-to-find biographical information and provides context on the newspapers and silent-era movie industry as well as on the professionals and films highlighted by these writers. An invaluable collection of rare archival sources, Movie Mavens reveals women's essential contribution to the creation of American film culture.
2021-09-30 By Richard Abel

Postcards in Transit,” in Provenance and Early Cinema, ed. Joanne Bernardi et al. (Bloomington: Indiana University Press), 179–90. 14. Oxford English Dictionary, s.v. “-itis,” oed.com. 15. Quoted in John Harley Warner, “The Aesthetic ...

Author: Patrick Ellis

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520355491

Category: History

Page: 192

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In 1900, Paris had no tourist helicopters, no skyscrapers, no drones; and yet, visitors to the city had many opportunities for a bird's-eye view. They could ride on a tethered balloon or rise to the pinnacle of the Eiffel Tower. They could visit a panorama painting depicting the view from Notre-Dame or take in a "panstereorama," a model of the city built in miniature, replicating a balloon view. In short, there were countless aerial options available on ground level, well before aviation made such views widely accessible. In Aeroscopics, Patrick Ellis offers a history of the view from above, written from below. Premised upon extensive archival work and richly illustrated, this interdisciplinary study reveals the forgotten media that were available to the public in the Balloon Era and after. Ellis resurrects these neglected spectacles as "aeroscopics," opening up new possibilities for the history of aerial vision.
2021-07-27 By Patrick Ellis

Notwithstanding the research into early nonfiction film and the travelogue by Fatimah Tobing Rony27 and Jennifer ... the fictional film.29 In contrast to most fictional films , it is often difficult to identify the provenance of early ...

Author: Alison Griffiths

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231507771

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 528

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The ethical and ideological implications of cross-cultural image-making continue to stir debate among anthropologists, film scholars, and museum professionals. This innovative book focuses on the contested origins of ethnographic film from the late nineteenth century to the 1920s, vividly depicting the dynamic visual culture of the period as it collided with the emerging discipline of anthropology and the new technology of motion pictures. Featuring more than 100 illustrations, the book examines museums of natural history, world's fairs, scientific and popular photography, and the early filmmaking efforts of anthropologists and commercial producers to investigate how cinema came to assume the role of mediator of cultural difference at the beginning of the twentieth century.
2002-02-27 By Alison Griffiths

22 Thanks to this practice , the shape and pitch of film perforations varied widely and can thus provide archivists with important clues as to the provenance of very early film elements . 23 Dickson , op . cit . , reprinted in Fielding ...

Author: Leo Douglas Graham Enticknap

Publisher: Wallflower Press

ISBN: 1904764061

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 280

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The author explains scientific, technical and engineering concepts clearly and in a way that can be understood by non-scientists. He integrates a discussion of traditional, film-based technologies with the impact of emerging 'new media' technologies such as digital video, e-cinema and the Internet.

This already implies a first possibility of conceiving a new introduction to film theory for the twenty-first century, namely taking geographic provenance as the primary cue. One could distinguish, for instance, a French line of thought ...

Author: Thomas Elsaesser

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317581154

Category: Social Science

Page: 246

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What is the relationship between cinema and spectator? This is the key question for film theory, and one that Thomas Elsaesser and Malte Hagener put at the center of their insightful and engaging book, now revised from its popular first edition. Every kind of cinema (and every film theory) first imagines an ideal spectator, and then maps certain dynamic interactions between the screen and the spectator’s mind, body and senses. Using seven distinctive configurations of spectator and screen that move progressively from ‘exterior’ to ‘interior’ relationships, the authors retrace the most important stages of film theory from its beginnings to the present—from neo-realist and modernist theories to psychoanalytic, ‘apparatus,’ phenomenological and cognitivist theories, and including recent cross-overs with philosophy and neurology. This new and updated edition of Film Theory: An Introduction through the Senses has been extensively revised and rewritten throughout, incorporating discussion of contemporary films like Her and Gravity, and including a greatly expanded final chapter, which brings film theory fully into the digital age.
2015-03-12 By Thomas Elsaesser

As Alison Griffiths demonstrates in Wondrous Difference: Cinema, Anthropology, & Turn-of-the-Century Visual Culture ... the boundaries between ethnographic and popular film were quite fluid and the provenance of films often uncertain, ...

Author: Robert Dixon

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 9781783080632

Category: Photography

Page: 288

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‘Photography, Early Cinema and Colonial Modernity’ is not a biography of Frank Hurley the man; it is instead an examination of the social life of the many marvellous and meaningful things he made as a professional photographer and film maker. The focus of this volume surrounds the media events that encompassed these various creations – what Hurley called his ‘synchronized lecture entertainments’. These media events were at once national and international; they involved Hurley in an entire culture industry that was constantly in movement along global lines of travel and communication. This raises complex questions both about the authorship of Hurley’s photographic and filmic texts – which were often produced and presented by other people – and about their ontology, as they were often in a state of reassemblage in response to changing market opportunities. This unique study re-imagines, from inside the quiet and stillness of the archive, the prior social life enjoyed by Hurley’s creations amidst the complicated topography of the early twentieth century’s rapidly internationalizing mass-media landscape. As a way to conceive of that space, and of the social life of the people and things within it, this study uses the concept of ‘colonial modernity’.
2013-11-15 By Robert Dixon