the dream that kicks the prehistory and early years of cinema in britain

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The Dream That Kicks

Author : Michael Chanan
ISBN : 9781134816804
Genre : Social Science
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The Dream the Kicks is a classic account of the prehistory and early years of cinema in Britain. In this new paperback edition, which has been thoroughly revised to take into account recent scholarship of early cinema, Michael Chanan provides a fasciniating account of the rich and hitherto hidden history of the origins of film. Chanan demonstrates that the theory of `the persistence of vision', which led to the invention of moving pictures, has been superceded by modern scientific findings. In its place, he puts forward a theory of invention as a type of bricolage, and shows that cinematography was a product of the forces of nineteenth century capitalism. He discusses the wealth of influences, both popular and bourgeois, on the culture of early cinema, including diorama, the magic lantern, itinerant entertainers and music hall. He looks at the relationship between film and photography, and considers the nascent film business, the ways in which early cinema was received by its audiences and the developing aesthetics of cinema in its first fifteen years.

Beyond The Bottom Line

Author : Andrew Spicer
ISBN : 9781441125125
Genre : Performing Arts
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This is the first collection of original critical essays devoted to exploring the misunderstood, neglected and frequently caricatured role played by the film producer. The editors' introduction provides a conceptual and methodological overview, arguing that the producer's complex and multifaceted role is crucial to a film's success or failure. The collection is divided into three sections where detailed individual essays explore a broad range of contrasting producers working in different historical, geographical, generic and industrial contexts. Rather than suggest there is a single type of producer, the collection analyses the rich variety of roles producers play, providing fascinating and informative insights into how the film industry actually works. This groundbreaking collection challenges several of the conventional orthodoxies of film studies, providing a new approach that will become required reading for scholars and students.

Historical Dictionary Of British Cinema

Author : Alan Burton
ISBN : 9780810880269
Genre : Performing Arts
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The Historical Dictionary of British Cinema has a lot of ground to cover. This it does with over 300 dictionary entries informing us about significant actors, producers and directors, outstanding films and serials, organizations and studios, different films genres from comedy to horror, and memorable films, among other things. Two appendixes provide lists of award-winners. Meanwhile, the chronology covers over a century of history. These parts provide the details, countless details, while the introduction offers the big story. And the extensive bibliography points toward other sources of information.

British Historical Cinema

Author : Claire Monk
ISBN : 9781136366499
Genre : Performing Arts
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Films recreating or addressing 'the past' - recent or distant, actual or imagined - have been a mainstay of British cinema since the silent era. From Elizabeth to Carry On Up The Khyber, and from the heritage-film debate to issues of authenticity and questions of genre, British Historical Cinema explores the ways in which British films have represented the past on screen, the issues they raise and the debates they have provoked. Discussing films from biopics to literary adaptations, and from depictions of Britain's colonial past to the re-imagining of recent decades in retro films such as Velvet Goldmine, a range of contributors ask whose history is being represented, from whose perspective, and why.

How To Read A Film

Author : James Monaco
ISBN : UOM:39015011591644
Genre : Motion pictures
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Now thoroughly revised and updated, the book discusses recent breakthroughs in media technology, including such exciting advances as video discs and cassettes, two-way television, satellites, cable and much more.

The Social Documentary In Latin America

Author : Julianne Burton
ISBN : 9780822974444
Genre : History
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Twenty essays by major filmmakers and critics provide the first survey of the evolution of documentary film in Latin America. While acknowledging the political and historical weight of the documentary, the contributors are also concerned with the aesthetic dimensions of the medium and how Latin American practitioners have defined the boundaries of the form.

Contemporary Authors

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ISBN : 00107468
Genre : Authors
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The British Cinema Source Book

Author : British Film Institute
ISBN : STANFORD:36105018486121
Genre : Performing Arts
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An up-to-date record of all British films held in the National Archive, along with details of scripts, press books and other publications available

Picture Palace

Author : Audrey Field
ISBN : UOM:39015003752444
Genre : Performing Arts
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British Books In Print

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ISBN : SRLF:D0002796084
Genre : Catalogs, Publishers'
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