A Companion to Early Cinema

A Companion to Early Cinema

Editor(s): André Gaudreault, Nicolas Dulac, Santiago Hidalgo

Published Online: 17 JUL 2012 10:37AM EST

Print ISBN: 9781444332315

Online ISBN: 9781118274453

DOI: 10.1002/9781118274453

About this Book

An authoritative and much-needed overview of the main issues in the field of early cinema from over 30 leading international scholars in the field

  • First collection of its kind to offer in one reference: original theory, new research, and reviews of existing studies in the field
  • Features over 30 original essays from some of the leading scholars in early cinema and Film Studies, including Tom Gunning, Jane Gaines, Richard Abel, Thomas Elsaesser, and André Gaudreault
  • Caters to renewed interest in film studies' historical methods, with strict analysis of multiple and competing sources, providing a critical re-contextualization of films, printed material and technologies
  • Covers a range of topics in early cinema, such as exhibition, promotion, industry, pre-cinema, and film criticism
  • Broaches the latest research on the subject of archival practices, important particularly in the current digital context

Table of contents

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    1. Introduction (pages 1–11)

      Nicolas Dulac, André Gaudreault and Santiago Hidalgo

  1. Part I: Early Cinema Cultures

  2. Part II: Early Cinema Discourses

  3. Part III: Early Cinema Forms

  4. Part IV: Early Cinema Presentations

  5. Part V: Early Cinema Identities

  6. Part VI: Early Cinema Recollections

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