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Early Cinema: From Factory Gate to Dream Factory

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"Early Cinema: From Factory Gate to Film Factory" explores the period 1895 to 1914 when cinema established itself as the leading form of visual culture among rapidly expanding global media, emerging from a rich tradition of scientific, economic, entertainment and educational practices and quickly developing as a worldwide institution. This book introduces the student to th ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published March 24th 2004 by Wallflower Press (first published March 3rd 2004)
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Daisy
Nov 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Quality Rating: Four Stars
Enjoyment Rating: Three Stars

As I've found with a lot of books about this time in history, you do get more stuff on the context than you do the actual works. In all fairness, Popple's recount was a lot more detailed and useful than the other ones I've found and is arranged in a way that makes it very easy to scan the broad advancements of cinema throughout the entire world at the time.
Greta
Nov 26, 2008 rated it liked it
British textbook on early cinema before 1914 (mostly earlier). Focuses on British. Good introduction
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