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People 1890–1920

The French Cinema Book

British Film Institute, 2018

Book chapter

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... a number of new writer-directors such as Brussels-born Jacques Feyder and Raymond Bernard, the son of a popular playwright. At Film d’Art, where he had taken over from Delac (mobilised for the war), Nalpas did likewise, adding Abel Gance...

Early and Pre-Sound Cinema

The Cinema Book

British Film Institute, 2007

Book chapter

4

... Institutional Mode of Representation and an earlier, primitive mode, which he valorises because he sees it taken up later in avant-garde films. Others, such as Thompson (1985), Gunning (1993), Richard Abel (1994) and Charlie Keil (2001), have...

The Rise of the American Film Industry

The Cinema Book

British Film Institute, 2007

Book chapter

2

...In 1891 Thomas Edison took out patents on two new processes, the Kinetograph and the Kinetoscope. In spite of such precautions, however, Edison underestimated the economic potential of these inventions and failed either to secure foreign...