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The Birth of Cinema

Keith Withall

Keith Withall is a UK-based film studies teacher and writer specialising in early and silent cinema. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Studying Early and Silent Cinema

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...The Praxinoscope Theatre, a moving picture device of 1880. Introduction This section deals with the technical and inventive basis for cinema, and briefly describes the important pioneers. It covers the developments prior to the invention...

The Growth of an Industry

Keith Withall

Keith Withall is a UK-based film studies teacher and writer specialising in early and silent cinema. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...The Great Train Robbery Introduction The second decade of cinema runs approximately from 1905 to the start of World War I in 1914. This period sees the establishment of an industrial organisation for film, both in Europe and the USA...

The Wider Context

Keith Withall

Keith Withall is a UK-based film studies teacher and writer specialising in early and silent cinema. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...On the set of Blackmail Introduction The topics in this section are disparate but I would suggest that the common feature is that they are likely to be treated as parts of a wider study. This could be silent film, but also could...

Alternative Cinemas

Keith Withall

Keith Withall is a UK-based film studies teacher and writer specialising in early and silent cinema. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...The Battleship Potemkin Introduction Despite differences mainstream British, French, German and Hollywood cinemas all shared a common purpose – making films for entertainment and profit. But in the 1920s there were a series of film...

The Mature Silent Cinema

Keith Withall

Keith Withall is a UK-based film studies teacher and writer specialising in early and silent cinema. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...The Gold Rush Introduction From the end of the World War I until the end of the silent era in 1927 – and beyond – Hollywood dominated the international film industry. The Hollywood studios reached their peak, both in their organisation...

Epilogue: Death and resurrection

Keith Withall

Keith Withall is a UK-based film studies teacher and writer specialising in early and silent cinema. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...After 1930 silent film was not only replaced by sound, it disappeared. Sadly, this was in many cases literally. The nitrate film stock used in the silent era contained valuable materials including silver. Old film stock was frequently...

The Teen Years of Cinema

Keith Withall

Keith Withall is a UK-based film studies teacher and writer specialising in early and silent cinema. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...D.W. Griffith (pointing) on the set of Death’s Marathon (1913) Introduction This period roughly corresponds to World War I, 1914–18. However, many of the changes were under way before the war and only reached full development afterwards...