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In the twenty years preceding the First World War, cinema rapidly developed from a fairground curiosity into a major industry and social institution, a source of information and entertainment for millions of people. Only recently have film scholars and historians begun to study these early years of cinema in their own right and not simply as first steps towards the classical narrative cinema we now associate with Hollywood.

The essays in this collection trace the fascinating history of how the cinema developed its forms of storytelling and representation and how it evolved into a complex industry with Hollywood rapidly acquiring a dominant role. These issues can be seen to arise from new readings of the so-called pioneers--Meliés, Lumière, Porter, and Griffith--while also suggesting new perspectives on major European filmmakers of the 1910s and 20s.

Editor Thomas Elsaesser complements the contributions from leading British, American, and European scholars with introductory essays of his own that provide a comprehensive overview of the field. The volume is the most authoritative survey to date of a key area of contemporary film research, invaluable to historians as well as to students of cinema.

About the Author

Thomas Elsaesser teaches Film and English at the University of East Anglia and is author of the prizewinning New German Cinema: A History (1989).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780851702452
Editor:
Elsaesser, Thomas
Other:
Barker, Adam
Editor:
Barker, Adam
Editor:
Elsaesser, Thomas
Editor:
Elsaesser, Thomas; Barker, Adam
Author:
Elsaesser, Thomas
Author:
Barker, Adam
Publisher:
British Film Institute
Location:
London :
Subject:
History
Subject:
Film - General
Subject:
Motion pictures
Subject:
Motion picture industry
Subject:
Silent films
Subject:
Motion picture industry -- History.
Subject:
Film & Video - General
Subject:
Film - Reference
Subject:
Film - History & Criticism
Subject:
Motion pictures -- History.
Subject:
General Performing Arts
Subject:
Film
Subject:
Video/Guides
Subject:
Reviews
Subject:
Video - Reference
Subject:
Film & Video - Guides & Reviews
Subject:
Film & Video - Reference
Subject:
Film and Television-Reference
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
5
Publication Date:
19901131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
424
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.50 in

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