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Networks of Entertainment Early Film Distribution 1895-1915

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ISBN-10: 0861966813

ISBN-13: 9780861966813

Edition: 2008

Authors: Frank Kessler, Nanna Verhoeff

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Book details

Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 2/5/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 300
Size: 5.98" wide x 9.02" long x 0.59" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Introduction: Distribution - preliminary notes
Networks: Distribution across borders
Rethinking Boundaries. The first moving images between Spain and Portugal
What imports may not be able to tell us about the emergence of the last-minute rescue narrative in the American cinema
'Avoid giving wine to children': George Kleine's correspondence with Cines and the discourse of uplift
Film colour and national cinema before WWI: Pathecolor in the United States and Great Britain
Networks: Regional distribution and the problem of the national
La distribution dans la region Lyonnaise: entre specificites locales et strategies nationales (1908-1914)
Une diffusion "nationale"? De la circulation d'images locales ou nationales a Lausanne 1896-1914
De l'independance a l'absorption: le cas quebecois
Araignees et mouches: la formation du "systeme cinema" et les debuts de la distribution cinematographique en Espagne, 1906-1921
Censorship and film distribution in Russia: 1908-1914
The "backbone" of the business: Scanning signs of US film distribution in the newspapers, 1911-1914
Mapping the moving picture world: distribution in the United States circa 1915
Networks: Local actors
'Mr. Elliot Books Chaplins Direct': Essanay's Exclusive's Strategy in Southampton 1915
"Zeppelin uber Berlin" - on the distribution of an early media event
"The Audience Feels rather at Home ...": Peter Marzen's 'Localisation' of Film Exhibition in Trier
Local distribution: The case of Jens Christian Gundersen in Norway
Infrastructure, open system and the take-off phase. Jean Desmet as a case for early distribution in the Netherlands
Practices: Distribution strategies
Politics, steam and scopes; marketing the Biograph
The price of independence: The Rolin Film Company's quest for distribution
Distribution serielle et synchronisation du spectateur aux premiers temps du cinema
Monopolizing episodic adventures: series and seriality in Germany, 1914-20
Practices: Distribution paratexts
Les consignes de l'[double left angle bracket]editeur[double right angle bracket] pour l'assemblage des vues dans les catalogues de distribution
Cataloging contingency
Comparing catalogues
"As pleasing as it is incomprehensible": film catalogues as paratext
"Liste fur gebrauchte Films zum Verkauf": Used Films for Sale in Germany and Austro-Hungary (1911-13)
Practices: Non-theatrical distribution
Sunday and Holy Days
Local entertainment and national patriotism: the distribution of colonial films in Early German cinema
Early forms of film distribution in Germany, 1896-1905
'Just like a Public Library maintained for public welfare': 28mm as a comprehensive service strategy for non-theatrical clientele, 1912-23
Bringing movies into the home: distribution strategies for 17.5 mm film (1903-08)
Practices: Distribution into the future
'Avant-guerre' and the international avant-garde. Circulation and programming of early films in the European avant-garde programs in the 1920s and 1930s
The imagination of wireless distribution
Les films impossibles ou les possibilites du cinema
Any ID? Building a database out of the Jean Desmet archive
Des fragments des premiers temps a l'esthetique de la ruine
Conclusion: Distribuer les films ou distribuer les roles?
Afterthoughts: Beyond distribution: some thoughts on the future of archival films
The Authors