The American Film Industry (2nd Edition)

Upon its unique e-book in 1976, the yankee movie was once welcomed via movie scholars, students, and fanatics because the first systematic and unified heritage of the yank motion picture undefined. Now this indispensible anthology has been extended and revised to incorporate a clean introductory evaluation through editor Tino Balio and ten new chapters that discover such themes because the progress of exhibition as huge company, the mode of construction for function motion pictures, the big name as marketplace process, and the altering economics and constitution of up to date leisure businesses. the result's a special choice of essays, extra finished and present than ever, that unearths how the yankee motion picture particularly labored in a century of continuous change-from kinetoscopes and the arriving of sound to the big name approach, Nineteen Fifties blacklisting, and today's company empires.

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13. 4. , p. 14. 1. Fulton: The Machine 31 Like Muybridge, Marey studied the movement of animals and, to facilitate his study, invented some photographic devices. In 1882 he constructed what he called a photographic gun. An instrument for photographing birds in flight, the gun operated on the principle of the revolver, the chambers containing photographic plates which recorded pictures when the trigger was released. In 1888 Marey explained to the French Academy of Science an apparatus that he had devised for recording a series of impressions at the rate of twenty a second.

In this way the bare canvas before the audience becomes instantly a stage upon which living beings move about. Mr. Bial said yesterday: "I propose to reproduce in this way at Koster & Bial's scenes from various successful plays and operas ofthe season, and wellknown statesmen and celebrities will be represented as, for instance, making a speech or performing some important act or series of acts with which their names are identified. " Five days later, the first newspaper advertisement of a moving picture appeared in the Times.

New York Clipper, July 27, 1901, p. 480. Quoted in Charles Musser, "The Early Cinema of Edwin Porter," Cinema Journal 19 (Fall 1979): 12-13. 24 Part I / A Novelty Spawns Small Businesses, 1894-1908 with a trustee. Vitagraph was reduced to the role of exhibitor, and the Lubin firm relocated to Germany. For the time being, Edison had a virtual monopoly in film production and distribution. Edison's victory was short-lived, however, for in March 1902 the appeals court reversed the decision: It is obvious that Mr.

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