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'Film Europe' And 'Film America'


A volume of specially-commissioned essays dealing with the attempts to create a pan-European film production movement in the 1920s and 1930s, and the reactions of the American film industry to these plans to rival its hegemony.





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9780859895460 | Published: 1999
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9780859895453 | Published: 1999
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Going to the Movies


This book analyses the diverse historical and geographical circumstances in which audiences have viewed American cinema. It looks at cinema audiences ranging from Manhattan nickelodeons to the modern suburban megaplex, and from provincial, small-town or rural America to the shanty towns of South Africa.





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9780859898126 | Published: 2007
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9780859898119 | Published: 2007
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9780859899161 | Published: 2015
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The Great Art Of Light And Shadow


Widely regarded by historians of the early moving picture as the best work yet published on pre-cinema, The Great Art of Light and Shadow: Archaeology of the Cinema throws light on a fascinating range of optical media from the twelfth century to the turn of the twentieth.





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9780859896658 | Published: 2000
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9780859899185 | Published: 2015
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Hollywood, Westerns And The 1930S


For the first time, this book tells the 'lost' story of the 1930s Western. Written from a concern to understand Western films primarily as products of Hollywood's studio system, it recovers the context in which Westerns were produced, exhibited and viewed in the 1930s.




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9780859896948 | Published: 2001
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9780859896931 | Published: 2001
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Legitimate Cinema


This is the first new book-length study of British cinema of the 1910s to be published for over fifty years, and it focuses on the close relationship between the British film industry and the Edwardian theatre.





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9780859897259 | Published: 2003
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9780859899253 | Published: 2015
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The Lost Jungle


Why has the Hollywood sound serial received so little scholarly attention? Here, the author presents a thorough analysis based on detailed historical research, focusing on the period between 1930 and 1946, when Universal stopped their production.





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9780859898874 | Published: 2017
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9780859892711 | Published: 2017
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9780859892650 | Published: 2017
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Marketing Modernity


In this study of early film exhibition, Joe Kember demonstrates that prior to the emergence of a specific discipline of screen acting and the arrival of picture personalities, the early cinema inherited its human dimensions from diverse earlier traditions of performance, from the magic lantern lecture to the fairground and variety theatre.





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9780859898010 | Published: 2009
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9780859899321 | Published: 2015
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Multimedia Histories


Multimedia Histories: From the Magic Lantern to the Internet is the first book to explore in detail the vital connections between today’s digital culture and an absorbing history of screen entertainments and technologies. Its range of coverage moves from the magic lantern, the stereoscope and early film to the DVD and the internet.





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9780859897730 | Published: 2007
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9780859897723 | Published: 2007
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9780859899352 | Published: 2015
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Parallel Tracks


This highly original work reveals the profound impact that the railroad and the cinema have had on Western society and modern urban industrial culture.




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9780859895309 | Published: 1997
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9780859895286 | Published: 1997
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A Paul Rotha Reader


Paul Rotha was one of the major figures of the British Documentary Movement, second only to John Grierson. He was also a prolific writer. This volume brings together an edited collection of some of his most important writings and addresses a variety of topics.




Hardback    £55.00
9780859896269 | Published: 1999
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