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Luke McKernan


Luke McKernan is a film historian and news curator. He is Lead Curator of News and Moving Image at the British Library, and Associate Editor for the journal Early Popular Visual Culture. He has written widely on early film for a number of academic journals and also curates a web resource on Charles Urban at www.charlesurban.com .

Charles Urban: Pioneering the Non-fiction Film in Britain and America, 1897-1925 (UEP, 2013) was winner of the prestigious Kraszna-Krausz Moving Image Book Award, 2014.

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Charles Urban

Based on original research from Charles Urban’s own papers, this is the first biography of this influential film maker and innovator. A historical study of the development of the non-fiction film in Britain and America in the early years of cinema. Winner of the Kraszna-Krausz Moving Image Book Award 2014. 24 b&w illus. First time in paperback.




Paperback    £22.00
9780859892964 | Published: 2018
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Hardback    £75.00
9780859898829 | Published: 2013
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EPUB    £48.00
9780859899857 | Published: 2018
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PDF    £48.00
9780859899062 | Published: 2018
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Young And Innocent?


This book brings together the study of silent cinema and the study of British cinema, both of which have seen some of the most exciting developments in Film Studies in recent years. The result is a comprehensive survey of one of the most important periods of film history.




Paperback    £27.50
9780859897174 | Published: 2002
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Hardback    £75.00
9780859896597 | Published: 2002
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