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The Challenge of Archiving Commercials

Films That Sell : Moving Pictures and Advertising

British Film Institute, 2016

Book chapter

...Recognition of commercials in collection policies of audiovisual archives is a rather recent phenomenon. From being considered an encumbrance in the past, collections of commercials are now turning into assets. Heritage institutions...

Ahead of Its Showtime: The Packard Humanities Institute Collection at the Academy Film Archive

Films That Sell : Moving Pictures and Advertising

British Film Institute, 2016

Book chapter

...Near the end of 2009, thousands of small boxes flooded the vaults of the Academy Film Archive in Los Angeles. Inside the over 16,000 cardboard containers, hustled upon arrival into hallways and corridors, resided more than 60,000...

The Geesink Collection: Selection Criteria Reconsidered

Films That Sell : Moving Pictures and Advertising

British Film Institute, 2016

Book chapter

...In 2007, a large preservation and digitisation project, called Images for the Future, started in the Netherlands. The project, a consortium of several Dutch archives, had as its main goal the digitisation of a sizable part...

‘Town Centres First’: The Relocation of the Cinema from Out-of-Town to the Town Centre in Britain

Cinema Beyond the City : Small-Town and Rural Film Culture in Europe

British Film Institute, 2016

Book chapter

...Cinema exhibition in Britain has been in flux over the past ten years, with the total number of cinemas undergoing dynamic change, though overall they have risen from 678 in 2003 to 756 in 2013. The number of multiplexes has risen every...

Parsing the Archive of Rudolf Mayer Film, Vienna, 1937–9

Films That Sell : Moving Pictures and Advertising

British Film Institute, 2016

Book chapter

...When Kurt Mayer brought the surviving documents from his father’s company to the Austrian Film Museum for deposit in March 2011, the materials easily fitted into two bags: one well-filled thick binder, two folders (one bulky, the other...

Cinema in the ‘Fog City’: Film Exhibition and Sociogeography in Flanders

Cinema Beyond the City : Small-Town and Rural Film Culture in Europe

British Film Institute, 2016

Book chapter

...At the beginning of the twentieth century, Belgium was considered to be the fifth most highly industrialised nation in the world, enjoying an open, export-driven and expansive economy. Next to its location in between some of the most...
...In this chapter, I would like to address a few components of my current research, which are related to the concept of socially interactive media, and its relationship to the crossing and fusing of time. I will offer to explain my own...

Richard Roud: A Chronology

Karen Smolens

Karen Smolens is the niece of Richard Roud. She attended her first New York Film Festival at age 13, where she saw her uncle moderate a press conference with Roberto Rossellini following a screening of The Rise of Louis XIV (1966). She lives in Brookline, Massachusetts, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Decades Never Start on Time : A Richard Roud Anthology

British Film Institute, 2014

Book chapter

...1929•6 July, Richard Stanley Roud is born in Boston, Massachusetts, to Charles Roud and Mabel Baker Roud; one sibling, Edith Louise, born 3 July 1927. Father is an engineer and industrialist; partner of Laminated Sheet Products Corporation...

Cinemagoing in Sweden in the 1940s: Civil Society Organisations and the Expansion of Rural Film Exhibition

Cinema Beyond the City : Small-Town and Rural Film Culture in Europe

British Film Institute, 2016

Book chapter

...During World War II, Swedes indulged in public amusements like never before and going to the movies topped the list of preferred outings. In a time of military mobilisation and scarcity of goods, cinema attendance soared, the number...

The Archivo Nazionale Cinema d’Impresa Collections: An Overview

Films That Sell : Moving Pictures and Advertising

British Film Institute, 2016

Book chapter

...The Archivio Nazionale Cinema d’Impresa (ANCI) – the National Film Archive for Industrial Film – was founded in 2003 in Ivrea, Turin, as a branch department of the Fondazione Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia (CSC) – the Italian...