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The Growth of Narrative: Alice Guy’s Silent Film Production at Gaumont, 1902–1907

Alison McMahan

Alison McMahan is an award-winning screenwriter, author, and filmmaker. She is the president of Homunculus Productions, LLC. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Alice Guy Blaché : Lost Visionary of the Cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2003

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...In chapter one, I described the controversy over whether Alice Guy had actually made La Fée aux choux when she said she did. For those who accepted Lacassin’s argument that Choux dated from around 1900 (which Lacassin himself later...

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...

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...

Bursting Out Into Opera

David Schroeder

David Schroeder holds a PhD from Cambridge University, and is Professor Emeritus at Dalhousie University, Canada. His books include Haydn and the Enlightenment (Oxford UP, 1990), Mozart in Revolt (Yale UP, 1999), Cinema’s Illusions, Opera’s Allure: The Operatic Impulse in Film (Continuum, 2002/Bloomsbury, 2016), and Our Schubert: His Enduring Legacy (Scarecrow, 2008). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cinema’s Illusions, Opera’s Allure : The Operatic Impulse in Film

Bloomsbury Academic, 2002

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...Near the end of Federico Fellini’s E la nave va (And the Ship Sails On), a beautiful girl from an upper-crust family breaks away from the people of her class and joins a poor Serbian student as he and other peasants board a life boat facing...

Golden Villa, Campus Clown

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

Book chapter

...It all started with Schenck taking Lou Anger away from me.Blesh, p. 284.Blesh, p. 284.At long last, there was room enough for the governess. It was the dream house – take two – and Buster had gotten it right.In the hills rising above...

The Misfit

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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...You, the Great Sherlock, Jr., the crime-crushing criminologist, are perched on the handlebars of a motorcycle, hot on the trail of the thieves. Your man Watson, named Gillette, is driving; you’re speeding off to recover the pearls...

Titles Music as Operatic Overture

David Schroeder

David Schroeder holds a PhD from Cambridge University, and is Professor Emeritus at Dalhousie University, Canada. His books include Haydn and the Enlightenment (Oxford UP, 1990), Mozart in Revolt (Yale UP, 1999), Cinema’s Illusions, Opera’s Allure: The Operatic Impulse in Film (Continuum, 2002/Bloomsbury, 2016), and Our Schubert: His Enduring Legacy (Scarecrow, 2008). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cinema’s Illusions, Opera’s Allure : The Operatic Impulse in Film

Bloomsbury Academic, 2002

Book chapter

...Not all films show the titles and main credits (hereafter simply referred to as titles) at the beginning, and in some rare cases, such as Alexander Nevsky, the first few minutes completely lack music. For most films, though, the titles...

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

Book chapter

...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...

Synesthesia

David Schroeder

David Schroeder holds a PhD from Cambridge University, and is Professor Emeritus at Dalhousie University, Canada. His books include Haydn and the Enlightenment (Oxford UP, 1990), Mozart in Revolt (Yale UP, 1999), Cinema’s Illusions, Opera’s Allure: The Operatic Impulse in Film (Continuum, 2002/Bloomsbury, 2016), and Our Schubert: His Enduring Legacy (Scarecrow, 2008). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cinema’s Illusions, Opera’s Allure : The Operatic Impulse in Film

Bloomsbury Academic, 2002

Book chapter

...The notion of film director as singer proved to be appealing to directors other than D. W Griffith. Chapter 2 explored Griffith transferring musical images to the screen, in fact having a distinctly musical sense of particular visual images...

End of the Affair

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

Book chapter

...Dumb show is best for screen people, if they must appear in public.Ladies’ Home Journal, June 1926.Ladies’ Home Journal, June 1926.Buster wanted to talk – they just wouldn’t let him. If one read the papers, one knew it was a time of anxiety...