A Companion to Early Cinema

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André Gaudreault, Nicolas Dulac, Santiago Hidalgo
John Wiley & Sons, 17 juil. 2012 - 640 pages
An authoritative and much-needed overview of the main issues in the field of early cinema from over 30 leading international scholars in the field

  • First collection of its kind to offer in one reference: original theory, new research, and reviews of existing studies in the field
  • Features over 30 original essays from some of the leading scholars in early cinema and Film Studies, including Tom Gunning, Jane Gaines, Richard Abel, Thomas Elsaesser, and André Gaudreault
  • Caters to renewed interest in film studies’ historical methods, with strict analysis of multiple and competing sources, providing a critical re-contextualization of films, printed material and technologies
  • Covers a range of topics in early cinema, such as exhibition, promotion, industry, pre-cinema, and film criticism
  • Broaches the latest research on the subject of archival practices, important particularly in the current digital context
 

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Table des matières

Early Cinema Cultures
13
Toward a History of Peep Practice
32
Late NineteenthCentury
52
The Théâtrophone an Anachronistic Hybrid Experiment
80
Modern Pantomime and the Making
99
Early Cinema Discourses
119
The Discourses of Art in Early Film or Why Not Rancière?
141
Sensationalism and Early Cinema
163
Early Cinema Presentations
315
An Overture Five Acts and an Interlude
334
Alternation Format StageandScreen Hybrids
360
Advance Newspaper Publicity for the Vitascope
381
Storefront Theater Advertising and the Evolution
398
Film and Prisons during
420
Early Cinema Identities
441
The Invention of Cinematic Celebrity in the United Kingdom
460

Series and Serial Production Discourses
183
Film Consciousness
202
Early Cinema and Film Theory
224
Early Cinema Forms
243
The American Chase Film
257
Educational
277
The Aesthetic
298
The Film Lecturer
487
Early Cinema Recollections
525
The Digital Restoration and Exhibition
550
Reflexivity and Deixis
568
Is Nothing New? TurnoftheCentury Epistemes in Film History
587
Index
610
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À propos de l'auteur (2012)

André Gaudreault is Professor in Film Studies at the Université de Montréal, where he heads the research group GRAFICS (Groupe de recherche sur l’avènement et la formation des institutions cinématographique et scénique). He is also director of the bilingual journal Cinémas, published in Montreal. He has presented numerous scholarly papers and published extensively on film narration and early cinema.

Nicolas Dulac is Lecturer in Film Studies at the Université de Montréal. He has published on early cinema and turn-of-the-century popular culture in journals such as 1895 Revue d’Histoire du Cinéma, Cinema & Cie, and Early Popular Visual Culture.

Santiago Hidalgo is Lecturer in Film Studies at the Université de Montréal. He has published on early cinema, film criticism, and film historiography in Cinémas and in conference proceedings for events in Udine, Italy and Cerisy, France.

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