Silent Cinema Reader

ISBN-10: 0415252849
ISBN-13: 9780415252843
Edition: 2003
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Book details

List price: $54.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 12/17/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

Peter Kramer is Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of East Anglia, UK. He has written many books and articles on Hollywood and Silent cinema, and regularly contributes to the ThinkingFilmCollective blogspot and the on-line film magazine Pure Movies .

List of illustrations
Notes on contributors
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Prologue: Introduction
At the Beginning: Motion Picture Production, Representation and Ideology at the Edison and Lumiere Companies
Film projection and variety shows
Introduction
"Now You See It, Now You Don't": The Temporality of the Cinema of Attractions
The Kiss in the Tunnel (1899), G. A. Smith and the Emergence of the Edited Film in England
The Cinema of Attractions in France, 1896-1904
Storytelling and the nickelodeon
Introduction
Moving Towards Fictional Narratives: Story Films Become the Dominant Product, 1903-1904
Pathe Goes to Town: French Films Create a Market for the Nickelodeon, 1903-1906
Manhattan Nickelodeons: New Data on Audiences and Exhibitors
Cinema and reform
Introduction
From the Opium Den to the Theatre of Morality: Moral Discourse and the Film Process in Early American Cinema
How Many Times Shall Caesar Bleed in Sport: Shakespeare and the Cultural Debate about Moving Pictures
Fighting Films: Race, Morality, and the Governing of Cinema, 1912-1915
Feature films and cinema programmes
Introduction
A Star is Born: American Culture and the Dynamics of Charlie Chaplin's Star Image, 1913-1916
An Awful Struggle Between Love and Ambition: Serial Heroines, Serial Stars and Their Female Fans
Traffic in Souls (1913): An Experiment in Feature-Length Narrative Construction
Race, Melodrama, and the Birth of a Nation (1915)
The International Exploration of Cinematic Expressivity
Classical Hollywood cinema
Introduction
The Making of a Comic Star: Buster Keaton and the Saphead (1920)
"The Perfect Lover"?: Valentino and Ethnic Masculinity in the 1920s
The New Woman and Consumer Culture: Cecil B. DeMille's Sex Comedies
The Open Door: Hollywood's Public Relations at Home and Abroad, 1922-1928
European cinemas
Introduction
New Notes on Russian Film Culture Between 1908 and 1919
Early Alternatives to the Hollywood Mode of Production: Implications for Europe's Avant-Gardes
Monumental Heroics: Form and style in Eisenstein's Silent Films
Art and Industry: German Cinema of the 1920s
Bibliography
Index

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