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Early Cinema in Russia chronicles one of the great lost periods in cinema history, that of Pre-Revolutionary Russia. In contrast to standard film histories, Yuri Tsivian focuses on reflected images: it features the historical film-goer and early writings on film as well as examining the physical elements of cinematic performance.

"Tsivian casts a probing beam of illumination into some of the most obscure areas of film history. And the terrain he lights up with his careful assembly and insightful reading of the records of early film viewing in Russia not only changes our sense of the history of this period but also . . . causes us to re-evaluate some of our most basic theoretical and historical assumptions about what a film is and how it affects its audiences."—Tom Gunning, from the Foreword

"Early Cinema in Russia . . . reveals Tsivian's strengths very well and demonstrates why he is . . . the finest film historian of his generation in the former Soviet Union."—Denise Y. Youngblood, Historical Journal of Film, Radio, and Television

"A work of fundamental importance."—Julian Graffy, Recent Studies of Russian and Soviet Cinema

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EARLY CINEMA IN RUSSIA chronicles one of the great lost periods in the history of film making--that of pre-Revolutionary Russia. In contrast to standard film histories, art historian and cultural scholar Yuri Tsivian focuses on reflected images, featuring the historical film-goer and early writings on film as well as examining the physical elements of cinematic performance. 20 photos.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations

General editors' preface

Acknowledgments

Abbreviations

Note on transliteration, translation and the Russian calendar

Foreword

Tom Gunning

Introduction

Part I

1. Early cinema architecture and the evolution of the social composition of cinema

2. Projection technique as a factor in aesthetic perception

3. The acoustics of cinema performance

4. The reception of interference

Part II

5. Shifting textual boundaries

6. The reception of the moving image

7. The reception of narrative categories

8. The receptions of narrative devices

Postscript

Notes

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226814261
Editor:
Taylor, Richard
Translator:
Bodger, Alan
Translator:
Bodger, Alan
Author:
Bodger, Alan
Author:
Tsivian, Yuri
Author:
Taylor, Richard
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Location:
Chicago :
Subject:
History
Subject:
Film - History & Criticism
Subject:
Motion pictures
Subject:
Soviet Union
Subject:
Motion pictures -- Russia (Federation) -- Appreciation.
Subject:
Film & Video - History & Criticism
Subject:
Motion pictures -- Russia (Federation)
Subject:
Motion picture audiences
Subject:
Film and Television-History and Criticism
Edition Description:
1
Publication Date:
19980831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
20 halftones
Pages:
296
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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