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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...

After the Feature, Part 1 : Standardisation, Differentiation and Branding (and the Search for the ‘Punch’)

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 Chapter 1, we explored how cinema turned into mass entertainment, and an everyday cultural practice, fuelled by audiences’ constant thirst for new and exciting motion pictures. In Chapter 2, we discussed how the breakthrough...

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.”...

Spectators 1890–1920

Elizabeth Ezra

Elizabeth Ezra is Professor of Cinema and Culture at the University of Stirling in Scotland. Major publications include: The Colonial Unconscious (2000); Georges Méliès: The Birth of the Auteur (2000); Jean-Pierre Jeunet (2008); European Cinema (2004); and Transnational Cinema: The Film Reader (2006) as well as numerous contributions to scholarly journals including Screen and Yale French Studies. Current work includes projects on screen tests and on the posthuman in children's literature and cinema. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The French Cinema Book

British Film Institute, 2018

Book chapter

...In the Surrealist text Nadja, published in 1928, André Breton reminisces about going to the cinema in the days when, with Jacques Vaché we would settle down to dinner in the orchestra of [the cinema in] the former Théâtre des...

People 1890–1920

The French Cinema Book

British Film Institute, 2018

Book chapter

...This chapter presents a history of French cinema through the people who worked in or for the new industry during the early silent period. Besides exploring the contribution of key individuals, it seeks to suggest ways of rethinking...

Business 1920–50

The French Cinema Book

British Film Institute, 2018

Book chapter

...The French film industry received three major shocks in the first half century of its existence – first, the major dislocation of World War I, second, the economic impact of the introduction of sound, and third, the takeover...

Love and Death in A. I. Artificial Intelligence

James Naremore

James Naremore is Emeritus Chancellors’ Professor at Indiana University. He is the author of a number of books, including Acting in the Cinema (1988), The Films of Vincente Minnelli (1993), More than Night: Film Noir in its Contexts (1998; 2008) and On Kubrick (2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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On Kubrick

British Film Institute, 2007

Book chapter

...At the end of the Steven Spielberg/Stanley Kubrick production of A. I. Artificial Intelligence (2001), a blond, innocent-looking boy, played by the remarkable child actor Haley Joel Osment, goes to bed with his beautiful, dark-haired...

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...