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The Resource Silent cinema : a guide to study, research and curatorship, Paolo Cherchi Usai

Silent cinema : a guide to study, research and curatorship, Paolo Cherchi Usai

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Silent cinema : a guide to study, research and curatorship
Title
Silent cinema
Title remainder
a guide to study, research and curatorship
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Paolo Cherchi Usai
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  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
"Paolo Cherchi Usai provides a comprehensive introduction to the study, research and preservation of silent cinema from its heyday in the early 20th century to its present day flourishing. He traces the history of the moving image in its formative years, from Edison's and Lumière's first experiments to the dawn of 'talkies'; provides a clear guide to the basics of silent film technology; introduces the technical and creative roles involved in its production, and presents silent cinema as a performance event, rather than a passive viewing experience. This new, greatly expanded edition takes the reader on a new journey, exploring silent cinema in the broader context of technology, culture, and society, from the invention of celluloid film and its related machinery to film studios, laboratories, theatres and audiences. Among the people involved in the creation of a new art form were filmmakers, actors and writers, but also engineers, entrepreneurs, and projectionists. Their collective efforts, and the struggle to preserve their creative work by archives and museums, are interwoven in a compelling story covering three centuries of media history, from the magic lantern to the reinvention of silent cinema in digital form. The new edition also includes comprehensive resource information for the study, research, preservation and exhibition of silent cinema"--
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Cherchi Usai, Paolo
Dewey number
791.4309
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.75
LC item number
.C4613 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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British Film Institute
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Silent films
Label
Silent cinema : a guide to study, research and curatorship, Paolo Cherchi Usai
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Publication
Note
Translation of: Passione infiammabile
Bar code
31223131120777
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Pixels -- Celluloid -- Chroma -- Machines -- People -- Buildings -- Works -- Show -- Acoustics -- Collections -- Evidence -- Duplicates -- Lacunae -- Traces -- Curatorship
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
Third edition.
Extent
xxxv, 403 pages
Isbn
9781844575299
Lccn
2018029480
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1044768808
Label
Silent cinema : a guide to study, research and curatorship, Paolo Cherchi Usai
Publication
Note
Translation of: Passione infiammabile
Bar code
31223131120777
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pixels -- Celluloid -- Chroma -- Machines -- People -- Buildings -- Works -- Show -- Acoustics -- Collections -- Evidence -- Duplicates -- Lacunae -- Traces -- Curatorship
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
Third edition.
Extent
xxxv, 403 pages
Isbn
9781844575299
Lccn
2018029480
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1044768808

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