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Alien Art: Encounters with Otherworldly Places and Inter-medial Spaces

Ulrike Küchler

Ulrike Küchler is a PhD Candidate at Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. Her teaching and research focus on art and artificial life in science fiction and on the relation between aesthetics and new media. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Alien Imaginations : Science Fiction and Tales of Transnationalism

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...The protagonists in science fiction and transnational literature are travelers and alien figures who explore alternative places and thus comprehend familiar spaces more thoroughly. The protagonists’ journeys are frequently initiated...

Back From the Back

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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...I sometimes wonder if the world will ever seem as carefree and exciting a place as it did to us in Hollywood during 1919 and the early twenties. We were all young, the air in southern California was like wine. Our business was also young...

Up Through the Ranks

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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...Roscoe loved all the world, and the whole world loved him in those days.Keaton & Samuels, p. 95.Keaton & Samuels, p. 95.Perhaps the most notable – and in the end enduring – feature of Buster’s debut was his costume. On the day he met his...

Le Cirque Cumeeky

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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...Not long ago a friend asked me what was the greatest pleasure I got from spending my whole life as an actor. There have been so many that I had to think about that for a moment. Then I said, ‘Like everyone else, I like to be with a happy...

After the Feature, Part 2: George Kleine’s Conservatism and the American Motion Picture Industry’s Economy of ‘Recklessness’

Joel Frykholm

Joel Frykholm is Research Associate and Lecturer in the Department of Media Studies at Stockholm University, Sweden. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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George Kleine and American Cinema : The Movie Business and Film Culture in the Silent Era

British Film Institute, 2015

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...In the previous chapter, we explored how the motion picture business in the second half of the 1910s began to change into a winner-takes-all economy. This chapter follows the path to kurtocracy further, by shifting focus away from Kleine...

Mapping in Multi-Space – Expanded Cinema to Virtuality [1996]

Malcolm Le Grice

Peter Kardia is widely recognised as a radical and influential teacher at both Saint Martins and the Royal College during the 60s and 70s, and his essay on how we should be approaching art and education will be central to the book. Hester Wesley has researched and written on Peter's influence on art education and his teaching at Saint Martins and the Royal College, placing it into wider context of art education generally. The last essay will be by Malcolm Le Grice (art historian) on the influence of the art teacher and art schools in history on the artist. The introduction is by Roderick Coyne who is an artist and who also taught at Saint Martins for 10 years. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Experimental Cinema in the Digital Age

British Film Institute, 2001

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...With all the problems of subjectivity it entails, this is a view of a historical development from an artist who was deeply involved in the practice and theory while it took place. I have taken the opportunity to review some of the ideas...

Absence, Excess and Epistemological Expansion: Towards a Framework for the Study of Animated Documentary

Annabelle Honess Roe

Annabelle Honess Roe is a lecturer at the University of Surrey, UK, where she is the programme director for Film Studies. Her scholarship and teaching focuses on animation, documentary and popular culture more broadly. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Animation Studies Reader

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...This article was first published in animation: an interdisciplinary journal in 2011 and outlined ideas that Honess Roe would go on to explore in more detail in her book Animated Documentary (Palgrave Macmillan 2013). Here she...

International Harvester, Business Screen and the History of Advertising Film

Films That Sell : Moving Pictures and Advertising

British Film Institute, 2016

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...In adapting motion pictures to the educational work of our advertising, this Company [International Harvester] became a pioneer in the field that has no limits in its advertising possibilities … Our leadership is a beacon for all who...

Coming Soon! Lantern Slide Advertising in the Archive

Films That Sell : Moving Pictures and Advertising

British Film Institute, 2016

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...Louis Lumière’s historic premiere of La Sortie de l’usine Lumière à Lyon on 28 December 1895, depicting employees emerging through the gates of his own factory, could reasonably be considered the first screening of a promotional motion...

Bombs Away

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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...In the months prior to the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Americans watched the war abroad with much apprehension. During 1939 and 1940, US newspapers and newsreels chronicled the Nazi war machine at great length. Hollywood studios closely...