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Title The silent cinema reader / edited by Lee Grieveson and Peter Krämer.

Imprint London ; New York : Routledge, c2004.

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 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    791.4309 SIL    Available
Description xvii, 423 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [401]-415) and index.
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Prologue: introduction -- 3. At the beginning: motion picture production, representation and ideology at the Edison and Lumiere Companies / Charles Musser -- 4. Film projection and variety shows: introduction -- 5. Now you see it, now you don't: the temporality of the cinema of attractions / Tom Gunning -- 6. The Kiss in the tunnel (1899), G.A. Smith and the emergence of the edited film in England / Frank Gray -- 7. The cinema of attractions in France, 1896-1904 / Richard Abel -- 8. Storytelling and the nickelodeon: introduction -- 9. Moving towards fictional narratives: story films become the dominant product, 1903-1904 / Charles Musser -- 10. Pathé goes to town : French films create a market for the nickelodeon, 1903-1906 / Richard Abel -- 11. Manhattan nickelodeons: new data on audiences and exhibitors / Ben Singer -- 12. Cinema and reform: introduction -- 13. From the opium den to the theatre of morality: moral discourse and the film process in early American cinema / Tom Gunning -- 14. How many times shall Caesar bleed in sport: Shakespeare and the cultural debate about moving pictures / Roberta E. Pearson and William Uricchio -- 15. Fighting films: race, morality, and the governing of cinema, 1912-1915 / Lee Grieveson -- 16. Feature films and cinema programmes: introduction -- 17. A Star is born: American culture and the dynamics of Charlie Chaplin's star image, 1913-1916 / Charles J. Maland -- 18. An awful struggle between love and ambition: serial heroines, serial stars and their female fans / Shelley Stamp -- 19. Traffic in souls (1913): an experiment in feature-length narrative construction / Ben Brewster -- 20. Race, melodrama and The birth of a nation (1915) / Linda Williams -- 21. The international exploration of cinematic expressivity / Kristin Thompson --22. Classical Hollywood cinema: introduction -- 23. The making of a comic star: Buster Keaton and The Saphead (1920) / Peter Kramer -- 24. The perfect lover?: Valentino and ethnic masculinity in the 1920s / Gaylyn Studlar -- 25. The new woman and consumer culture: Cecil B. DeMille's sex comedies / Sumiko Higashi -- 26. The open door: Hollywood's public relations at home and abroad, 1922-1928 / Ruth Vasey -- 27. European cinemas: introduction -- 28. New notes on Russian film culture between 1908 and 1919 / Yuri Tsivian. -- 29. Early alternatives to the Hollywood mode of production: implications for Europe's avant-gardes / Kristin Thompson -- 30. Monumental heroics: form and style in Eisenstein's silent films / David Bordwell -- 31. Art and industry: German cinema of the 1920s / Joseph Garncarz.
Subject Silent films -- History and criticism.
Motion pictures -- History.
Added Author Grieveson, Lee, 1969-
Krämer, Peter, 1961-
ISBN 0415252830 (alk. paper)
0415252849 (pbk. : alk. paper)

 
    
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