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Early Cinema and the National

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ISBN-10: 0861966899

ISBN-13: 9780861966899

Edition: 2008

Authors: Richard Abel, Giorgio Bertellini, Rob King, Giorgio Bertellini, Rob King

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Book details

List price: $32.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 12/17/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 104
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Author of American Lawyers and, most recently, Politics by Other Means: Law in the Struggle Against Apartheid, 1980-1994, Richard L. Abel is Professor of Law at the University of California, Los Angeles. A past president of the Law and Society Association, he has also edited The Law and Society Review.

Rob Kingis Assistant Professor of Cinema Studies and History at the University of Toronto.

Interrogating the National
Early cinema as global cinema: The encyclopedic ambition
Nationalizing attractions
Images of the National in early non-fiction films
National and racial landscapes and the photographic form
Sound-on-disc:Cinema and Electrification in Britain, France, Germany, and the United States
Mind-reading/mind-speaking: Dialogue inThe Birth of a Nation(1915) and the emergence of speech in American silent cinema
Living Canada: Selling the Nation throughImages
Early cinema and the Polish question
Our Navyand patriotic entertainment in Brighton at the start of the Boer War
An England of our Dreams?: Early Patriotic Entertainments with Film in Britain during the Anglo-Boer War
The transport of audiences: making cinema National
Enlisting early cinema in the service of la plus grande France
Teaching citizenship via celluloid
Fights of Nationsand national fights
Japan onAmerican screens, 1908-1915
Locating/Relocating the National in Film Exhibition
Nationalist film-going without Canadian-made films?
The cinema arrives inItaly: city, region and nation in early film discourse
Wondrous pictures in Istanbul: from cosmopolitanism to nationalism
The emergence of nationally specific film cultures in Europe, 1911-1914
The Norwegian municipal cinema system and the development of a national cinema
Spanish lecturers and their relations with the national
Joseph Dumais and the language of French-Canadian silent cinema
Localizing serials: Translating daily life inLes Mysteres de New-York(1915)
Genre and the National24 Amanda Keeler ? Seeing the world while staying at home: slapstick, modernity and American-ness
A Purely American Product: tramp comedy and white working-class formation in the 1910s
The Chinese conjurer: orientalist magic in variety theater and the trick film
A note on the national character of early popular science films
European melodramas and World War I: narrated time and historical time as reflections of national identity
Cow-punchers, bull-whackers and tin horn gamblers: generic formulae, sensational literature, and early American cinema
Early ethnographic film and the museum
Black hair, black eyes, black heart: Theda Bara and race suicide panic
Who is the right star to adore? Nationality, masculinity and the female cinema audience in Germany during World War I
Memory, Imagination, and the National
From Switzerland to Italy and all around the world: the Joseph Joye and Davide Turconi collections
The imagination of early Hollywood: movie-land and the magic cities, 1914-1916