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Cyclone Baby

Edward McPherson

Edward McPherson is a writer in New York City., Buster Keaton is his first book. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Buster Keaton : Tempest in a Flat Hat

Faber & Faber, 2011

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...Our hero came from Nowhere – he wasn’t going Anywhere and got kicked off Somewhere.Friday, October 4, 1895. In Egypt, the Nile runs unusually high; Great Britain is experiencing uncommonly cold weather after a period of uncommon warmth...

Advertising and Public Service Films

The Animation Studies Reader

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Animation and advertising have been entwined from the earliest days of moving images, and every major animator and animation studio has contributed to films promoting goods, services and ideas. In the past animation studies has ignored...

Sport in the Edwardian Era

Vanessa Toulmin

Vanessa Toulmin is Research Director, National Fairground Archive at the University of Sheffield, UK and a leading authority on Victorian entertainment and film. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Electric Edwardians : The Story of the Mitchell & Kenyon Collection

British Film Institute, 2006

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...We are a nation at play. Work is a nuisance, an evil necessity to be shirked and hurried over as quickly and easily as possible, in order that we may get away to the real business of life – the golf course, the bridge table, the cricket...

‘A Judge of Anything and Everything’: Charles Urban and the Role of the ‘Producer-Collaborator’ in Early British Film

Beyond the Bottom Line : The Producer in Film and Television Studies

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...As the variety of contributions to this volume demonstrates, the term ‘producer’ has always been relatively unstable, signalling a wide range of potential roles and functions within alternative film-making traditions. In early film studies,...

Sound, studios, and censorship: The Brit-Lit film, 1927–39

Greg M. Colón Semenza

Greg M. Colón Semenza is Associate Professor of English at the University of Connecticut, USA. His books include How to Build a Life in the Humanities (2015), The English Renaissance in Popular Culture (2010), Graduate Study for the 21st Century: How to Build an Academic Career in the Humanities (2005; 2nd ed. 2010), Milton in Popular Culture (2006), and Sport, Politics, and Literature in the English Renaissance (2004). He has published numerous essays on film and adaptation and is now working on a book about Powell and Pressburger’s wartime films. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bob Hasenfratz

Bob Hasenfratz is Professor of English and Department Head at the University of Connecticut, USA. His books include Reading Old English (2005/11), Ancrene Wisse (2001), and Beowulf Scholarship: An Annotated Bibliography 1979-1990 (1993). He has written articles on medieval literature and culture and edits the Journal of Medieval Religious Cultures. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The History of British Literature on Film, 1895–2015

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...On the first weekend of December 1929 at the Moulin Rouge in Paris, something unexpected happened at two showings of Fox Follies, a musical review produced by 20th Century Fox—first a near riot and then an organized protest. On Saturday...

Shadow Magic and the Early History of Film Exhibition in China

The Chinese Cinema Book

British Film Institute, 2011

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...The early history of the motion picture in China follows a drastically different trajectory from that in Europe and the US. In Europe and the US the production, distribution and exhibition of films were closely intertwined from the outset...

What is Italian Cinema?

Mary P Wood

Mary Wood is Reader in European Cinema at Birkbeck College, University of London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Italian Cinema

Berg, 2005

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...Outside Italy in the 2000s we see relatively few Italian films in cinemas, or on the small screen delivered by terrestrial or satellite television. Those distributed in other media forms, on videocassette or DVD tend to be art film...

Features and Shorts

The Animation Studies Reader

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Just as ‘animation’ is a term that covers a diverse range of forms, modes, practices, image-making materials and technologies, a glance at the many origins and pre-histories of the medium reveals that it equally operates in a variety...

Introduction

Laura McMahon

Laura Mcmahon is Lecturer in French at Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge, UK. She is the author of Cinema and Contact (2012) and editor of 'The Screen Animals Dossier' (Screen, 2015). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Michael Lawrence

Michael Lawrence is Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Sussex, UK. He is the author of Sabu (2014) and co-editor of The Zoo and Screen Media: Images of Exhibition and Encounter (2016). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Animal Life and the Moving Image

British Film Institute, 2015

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...Nénette (2010), a feature-length documentary by the French film-maker Nicolas Philibert, opens with an extreme close-up of its eponymous female star: a Bornean orang-utan (pongo pygmaeu) who has lived for thirty-seven of her forty years...

Something for Nothing

Gary D. Rhodes

Gary D. Rhodes, PhD, is currently Head of Area for Film Studies at The Queen’s University of Belfast, Northern Ireland. He is the author of Lugosi (McFarland, 1997) and White Zombie: Anatomy of a Horror Film (McFarland, 2002). Rhodes has also written and directed a number of documentary films. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Perils of Moviegoing in America : 1896–1950

Continuum, 2012

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...“I guess you know how much the award is tonight. THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS …” The way he said it put it in capital letters. “… Whether anybody wins tonight or not, there will be another Bank Night next week. If nobody wins tonight the award...