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Man Who Made Movies W. K. L. Dickson

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ISBN-10: 0861966953

ISBN-13: 9780861966950

Edition: 2008

Authors: Paul Spehr

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A window onto the development of Edison's moving-image machine
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Book details

List price: $49.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: John Libbey & Company, Limited
Publication date: 11/17/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 650
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.838
Language: English

Paul Spehr is former Assistant Chief of the Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division at the Library of Congress, Washington D.C.

Introduction: The Man Who Made Movies
Introducing Mr. Dickson
Family Matters
1883-1888 With Edison, Electricity and Iron Ore
Goerck Street
The Business of Invention: Electricity, Ore and the Phonograph
Personal Matters
From a Ladies' Watch to a Locomotive: The New Laboratory
1888-1893 The Quest for the Kinetoscope-Kinetograph
The Germ of an Idea
The Beginning of a Quest: The Kineto-Phonograph
Trials, Errors, Mergers, Shenanigans and Speculation: Cylinders, Electricity, Phonographs and Iron
Competition!
A Certain Precipitate of Knowledge: The Kinetograph, Spring 1889
Edison Triumphs in Europe and Dickson has a Busy Summer
"Good Morning, Mr. Edison": The Strip Kinetograph
Caveat, Film, an Announcement and a Conundrum: The Kineto After Paris
"We Had a Hell of a Good Time...". Ore Milling and Electricty: Dreams and Reality
The Nickel-in-the-Slot Phonograph
"See the Germ Work... Edison 'Out-Edison's Edison"
Edison's Agent
"A Method of Taking and Using Photographs". Patenting the Kineto
"... Unaltered to Date". Creating the Modern Motion Picture
The Kinetoscope and Black Maria
1894-1896 Making Movies and Marketing the Kinetoscope
Personal Affairs. Pictures, Words and Inventions
Wizard Edison's Wonderful Instrument: The Kinetoscope
A Discontented Winter
Between Careers. Publishing and New Opportunities
1896-2003 Biographing: Filming in the States and Abroad
The Age of Movement. A New Enterprise
The Playful Specter of the Night. The Biograph on Screen
Home Again
The Pope and the Mutoscopes
News in a Pictorial Way
The Road to Ladysmith: The Biograph Goes to War
To Pretoria and Beyond: The Heart of the Biographer at Rest
1903-1935 After the Movies: A Laboratory and a Search for a Place in Posterity
The Hope to See a Bright Future. The W.K-L. Dickson Laboratory
A Peculiar Memory for Details
The Grandad of Us All
Bibliography
Index