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Introduction: The Search for Alice Guy

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

Book chapter

...In the course of her life Guy had three names: Alice Guy (during the Gaumont period of her career) until she was married at the age of 34; Madame Blaché until she was divorced at the age of 50; and Alice Guy Blaché until she died at the age...

‘Adventure Dramas of the Future’: Creating Genre

Keith M Johnston

Keith M. Johnston is Lecturer in Film and Television Studies at the University of East Anglia and author of Coming Soon: Film Trailers and the Selling of Hollywood Technology. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Science Fiction Film : A Critical Introduction

Berg, 2011

Book chapter

...Hollywood has no interest … in explicitly identifying a film with a single genre. On the contrary, the industry’s publicity purposes are much better served by implying that a film offers ‘Everything the Screen can give you’ …The indication...

Pseudo Soundtracks: Reconsidering the Rescore

Live Cinema : Cultures, Economies, Aesthetics

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...Audiovisual amnesia: Presumed invention in newly commissioned rescores Rescoring a pre-existing silent film strangely activates a mute dialogue with the film, mostly because the composer/musician is not required to communicate...

Madame A Des Envies (Madam Has Her Cravings): Crossdressing in the Comedies of Alice Guy

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 his 1992 article on Alice Guy’s Solax films in the Library of Congress collection, Wheeler Winston Dixon stated that Guy was a “master at observed comment upon the role of dress and presentation in the creation of one’s sexual identity.”...

Introduction: Four-thirty in the afternoon in Muskegon, Michigan

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

...I am sitting in an auditorium, watching a woman rip the lining out of an expensive fur felt fedora and dunk it into a bucket of water. I am taking notes on this; the forty-odd people around me are taking notes on this. We have come from...

Attack of the Anarchists

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

...In A Night at the Opera, Groucho Marx, as Otis B. Driftwood, looking for a piece of the lucrative action, pulls up in front of the famous La Scala opera house in Milan in a horse-drawn carriage, with sounds of Leoncavallo’s I Pagliacci...

Wedding Bells and Hard Luck Goats

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’re fired from your job, jilted by your girl, down on your luck – all before the day even starts. You’ve tried suicide by trolley, by traffic, by falling safe, by poison, by hanging – no dice. Then some zoo swells say they want...

The Birth of Film Narrative

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

Book chapter

...The impetus for this book stems from one little-known fact: the first director of a story-film in history was a woman, and to this day, even with significant persuasive evidence, historians either insist it isn’t true, or else belittle...

Bombarding the Senses

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

...Should anyone be afraid of Richard Wagner? Most certainly, and Francis Ford Coppola forcefully reminds us why in Apocalypse Now. Heading up the D’nang River on his mission to find Colonel Kurtz (Marlon Brando) and “terminate [him...

The Little Boy Who Couldn’t Be Damaged

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

...I’ve had few dull moments and not too many sad and defeated ones.Keaton & Samuels, p. 13.Keaton & Samuels, p. 13.For Keaton, 1933 through 1935 were the rock-bottom years of his life. He was no longer a star; he could barely work. When he...