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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

Book chapter

...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.”...

Modern Times (US, 1936): A Tramp for All Seasons

Philip Gillett

Philip Gillett is an independent film critic and writer and author of The British Working Class in Postwar Film. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Movie Greats : A Critical Study of Classic Cinema

Berg, 2008

Book chapter

...Production companies: Charles Chaplin Corporation / United ArtistsProducer/Director/Screenplay/Music: Charles ChaplinPhotography: Roland Totheroh, Ira MorganProduction Designer: Russell SpencerArt Director: Charles D. HallEditor: Willard...

The Battleship Potemkin (USSR, 1925): The Politics of the Cinema

Philip Gillett

Philip Gillett is an independent film critic and writer and author of The British Working Class in Postwar Film. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Movie Greats : A Critical Study of Classic Cinema

Berg, 2008

Book chapter

...Production Company: GoskinoProducer: Jacob BliokhDirector/Screenplay/Editor: Sergei EisensteinScenario: Nina F. Agadzhanova-ShurkoPhotography: Eduard TisseArt Director: Vasili RakhalsCast: Aleksander Antonov (Grigory Vakulinchuk—Bolshevik...

5,000 Tons of Fun

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 is the audience that gives us the answer.Ladies’ Home Journal, June 1926.Ladies’ Home Journal, June 1926.The hot-and-cold reception of Sherlock, Jr. – a movie that Keaton had worked on for more than twice as long as usual –...

1895–1950: Origins of a 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

...Scientific romance. Thriller. Trick film. Comic short. Fantasy. Scientific melodrama. Horror. These are some of the most common terms applied by industry, critics and trade press to films produced between 1895 and 1950, many of which have...

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

Book chapter

...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...

Wagner’s Ring for Adolescents

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 the middle of The Empire Strikes Back, Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) lands his small spacecraft in a swampy bog on the planet of Dagobah, where he encounters a puppet-like dwarf who, after playing the fool, turns out to be his mentor....