The community of cinema : how cinema and spectacle transformed the American downtown / James Forsher
Westport, CT: Praeger, 2003.
Domitor witnesses the first complete public presentation of the 'Dickson experimental sound film' in the 20th century
Film History (1999) vol.11 iss.4 p.400-403 More info
Edison : his life, his work, his genius
Lond.: Allen & Unwin, 1935].
The Edison motion picture myth
Berkeley: Calif. U.P., 1961.
personality microfilm collection
EDISON, THOMAS ALVA
Film and reality : an historical survey / Roy Armes
Harmondsworth, Middlesex: Penguin, 1974.
Call No: 62 ARM Author: Armes, Roy Place: Harmondsworth, Middlesex Publisher: Penguin PubDate: 1974 PhysDes: 254 p. ; 18 cm Subject: MODERNISM AND THE CINEMA; REALISM IN FILMS; DOCUMENTARIES; DOCUMENTARY FILMS; CINEMA VERITE; NEOREALISM; EXPRESSIONISM; SURREALISM AND THE CINEMA; UNDERGROUND FILMS; ANIMATION; HISTORY OF CINEMA. SILENT PERIOD; STUDIO SYSTEM; NARRATIVE IN FILMS; STARS; AUTHORSHIP; WALT DISNEY PRODUCTIONS; WESTERNS; LUMIERE, AUGUSTE & LOUIS; MELIES, GEORGES; FLAHERTY, ROBERT; VERTOV, DZIGA; VON STROHEIM, ERICH; RENOIR, JEAN; ROSSELLINI, ROBERTO; EDISON, THOMAS ALVA; GRIFFITH, DAVID WARK; HITCHCOCK, ALFRED; BUNUEL, LUIS; RESNAIS, ALAIN; GODARD, JEAN-LUC; ANGER, KENNETH; LOACH, KENNETH; CHAPLIN, CHARLES Summary: Explores the history of cinema by looking at three broad areas - Film Realism, Film Illusion, and Film Modernism, and describes within these areas the most important film-makers, directors and companies within the film industry. Notes: contains index; contains bibliography with descriptions and recommendations for the books sourced. ISBN: 0140217010 URL status: URL: 'http://-'
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Friese-Greene : close-up of an inventor / Ray Allister
London: Marsland Publications, 1948.
Hollywood's copyright wars : from Edison to the internet / Peter Decherney
New York: Columbia University Press, 2013.
Call No: 432.4 DEC Author: Decherney, Peter Source: US Place: New York Publisher: Columbia University Press PubDate: 2013 PhysDes: xii, 287 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm Subject: AUTHORSHIP; COPYRIGHT; COPYRIGHT. USA; HISTORY OF CINEMA; HOLLYWOOD; HOME VIDEO; INTERNET; INTERNET AND THE CINEMA; LAW AND THE CINEMA; LAW AND TV; PARODY; PIRACY; PLAGIARISM; CHAPLIN, CHARLES; EDISON, THOMAS ALVA; LUCAS, GEORGE; MOTION PICTURE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA; YOUTUBE Summary: "Beginning with Thomas Edison's aggressive copyright disputes and concluding with recent lawsuits against YouTube, Hollywood's Copyright Wars follows the struggle of the film, television, and digital media industries to influence and adapt to copyright law. Though much of Hollywood's engagement with the law occurs offstage, in the larger theater of copyright, many of Hollywood's valued treasures - from Modern Times (1936) to Star Wars (1977) - cannot be fully understood without appreciating their legal controversies. Peter Decherney shows that the history of intellectual property in Hollywood has not always mirrored the evolution of the law and recounts these extralegal solutions and their impact on American media and culture." - BOOK BLURB Notes: Contains list of illustrations and index ISBN: 9780231159470 More info
"Image" on the art and evolution of the film : photographs and articles from the magazine of the International Museum of Photography / edited by Marshall Deutelbaum
New York: Dover Publications, 1979.
Call No: 70"01" IMA Author: Deutelbaum, Marshall CorpAuthor: International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House; Image (Rochester, N.Y.) Place: New York Publisher: Dover Publications PubDate: 1979 PhysDes: viii, 248 p. : ill. ; 29 cm Subject: PRE-CINEMA HISTORY; PROJECTION; EDISON, THOMAS ALVA; LUMIERE, AUGUSTE & LOUIS; HISTORY OF CINEMA. SILENT PERIOD; DENMARK; STILLS; NIELSEN, ASTA; EDISON, THOMAS ALVA; SWEET, BLANCHE; KEYSTONE; LUBITSCH, ERNST; DEMILLE, CECIL B.; PICKFORD, MARY; BROOKS, LOUISE; PABST, GEORG WILHELM; TITLING; RIEFENSTAHL, LENI; Keaton, Buster; LLOYD, HAROLD; HOWE, W.J.; MOHR, HAL; TERRY, ALICE; NOVARRO, RAMON; ANDERSON, BRONCHO BILLY; MIX, TOM; HART, WILLIAM S.; MUYBRIDGE, EADWEARD; INCE, THOMAS HARPER; LONEDALE OPERATOR, THE (US, David Wark Griffith, 1911); WHITE ROSE, THE (US, David Wark Griffith, 1923); PAINTED LADY, THE (US, David Wark Griffith, 1912); CHAMBER MYSTERY, THE (US, Abraham S. Schomer, 1920); SMOULDERING FIRES (US, Clarence Brown, 1925); BLAUE LICHT, DAS (G, Leni Riefenstahl, 1932); BUCHSE DER PANDORA, DIE (G, Georg Wilhelm Pabst, 1929); GREED (US, Erich von Stroheim, 1925); CROWD, THE (US, King Vidor, 1928) Notes: "Consists substantially of articles originally published in Image between 1952 and 1977."; Includes index ISBN: 048623777X : $8.95 LON: 1468042 More info
Life story of Thomas Alva Edison / by Francis Arthur Jones
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, c1931.
Life to those shadows / by Noe¨l Burch ; translated and edited by Ben Brewster
Berkeley: University of California Press, 1990.
Call No: 62 BUR Author: Burch, Noe¨l; Brewster, Ben Source: US Place: Berkeley Publisher: University of California Press PubDate: 1990 PhysDes: 317 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm Subject: THEORY; BURCH, NOEL; HISTORY OF CINEMA. SILENT PERIOD; BIOGRAPH; LUMIERE, LOUIS; DEMILLE, CECIL B.; DREYER, CARL TH.; DOCUMENTARIES; DICKSON, W. K. L.; EDISON, THOMAS ALVA; GANCE, ABEL; GORKY, MAXIM; GRIFFITH, DAVID WARK; GUY-BLACHE, ALICE; HEPWORTH, CECIL; PATHE; PORTER, EDWIN S.; VITAGRAPH; ZECCA, FERDINAND Summary: "Noel Burch's new book is a critique of the assumptions underlying 'classical' approaches to film history: the assumption that what we call the language of film was a natural, organic development, that it lay latent from the outset in the basic technology of the camera, waiting for the prescient pioneers to bring it into being; and the assumption that this language was a unversal, neutral medium, innocent of any social or historical meaning in itself. His major thesis is that, on the contrary, film language has a social and economic history, that it evolved in the way it did because of when and where it was constructed - in the capitalist and imperialist west between 1892 and 1929. The book examines the chronology of the emergence of what it defines as cinema's Institutional Mode of Representation and the socio-historical circumstances in which this took place. It examines the principles of visualisation - camera placement and movement, lighting, editing, mise-en-scene - that film-makers and audiences came to internalize over the first three decades. Special emphasis is laid on the all-important change that occurred in the imaginary placing of the spectator, from a position of exteriority to the film image, implicit in both film-form and viewing conditions during the primitive era (pre-1909), to the imaginary centering of the spectator-subject, completed only with the generalisation of lip-synch sound after 1929. It is the contention of this book that this imaginary centering of a sensorily isolated spectator is the keystone of the cinematic illustion of reality, still achieved today by the same means as it was sixty years ago." - taken from back cover Notes: Revised versions of papers written 1976-1981, some of which have appeared in English and French magazines -- Includes bibliographical references (p. 274-283) and index -- Filmography: p. 284-305. ISBN: 0520071441 Contents: Introduction -- Charles Baudelaire versus Doctor Frankenstein -- Life to Those Shadows -- The Wrong Side of the Tracks -- Those Gentlemen of the Lantern and the Parade -- Business is Business: An Invisible Audience -- Passions and Chases-A Certain Linearisation -- Building a Haptic Space -- A Primitive Mode of Representation? -- The Motionless Voyage: Constitution of The Ubiquitous Subject -- Beyond the Peephole, the Logos -- Narrative, Diegesis: Thresholds, Limits -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Filmography -- Index More info
The movies begin : making movies in New Jersey 1887-1920 / Paul C. Spehr
Newark, New Jersey: Newark Museum, 1977.
Call No: 70"00:01" SPE Author: Spehr, P.C. Source: US Place: Newark, New Jersey Publisher: Newark Museum PubDate: 1977 PhysDes: 191 p. : illustrations ; 26 cm Subject: HISTORY AND THE CINEMA. USA; HISTORY OF CINEMA. SILENT PERIOD; HISTORY OF CINEMA. USA; HISTORY OF EXHIBITION; EDISON, THOMAS ALVA; DICKSON, W. K. L.; DICKSON EXPERIMENTAL SOUND FILM (US, W. K. L. Dickson, 1894) Summary: "Stills, production photographs, and rare portraits are featured in a study of Edison's development of movie equipment and the stars, studios, and events that marked the growth of the movie industry in New Jersey" -- From Internet Archive https://archive.org/details/moviesbeginmakin0000speh Notes: Includes bibliography; Includes index ISBN: 0871001217 Contents: Introduction: Samual C. Miller -- Acknowledgement: Paul C. Spehr -- Pre-Cinema: The Times and the man, Making pictures move, Photography and motion -- Invention and early development: Thomas A. Edison and William K. Dickson, THomas A. Edison: the first films, Edison and Dickson: what did they contribute to movies?, Film theatres and early filmmaking -- Early filmmaking in New Jersey: On location in New Jersey, The Motion Picture Patents Co. and The Independents -- The Studios -- The Personalities More info
The silent cinema reader / edited by Lee Grieveson and Peter Kramer
London: Routledge, 2004.
Call No: 70"01"SIL Author: Grieveson, Lee (ed); Kramer, Peter (ed) Source: UK Place: London Publisher: Routledge PubDate: 2004 PhysDes: xvii, 423 p. : ill. ; 26 cm Subject: HISTORY OF CINEMA; HISTORY OF CINEMA. SILENT PERIOD; CHAPLIN, CHARLES; DEMILLE, CECIL B.; EDISON, THOMAS ALVA; GRIFFITH, DAVID WARK; Keaton, Buster; SWANSON, GLORIA; VALENTINO, RUDOLPH Summary: The Silent Reader offers a wide-ranging and accessible guide to the development of cinema from its emergence in the 1890s to the introduction of sound in the late 1920s. Combining key essays from leading scholars in the field with extensive introductory chapters written by the editors, the reader covers international developments in film aesthetics, the growth of the American film industry and its interaction with foreign competitors at home and abroad. It also discusses the wider cultutal, social, and political contexts of film production and consumption in the Uniyed States as well as Britain, Russia, France, and Germany. Notes: Includes index; Includes bibliographical references (p. -415) and index ISBN: 0415252830 Contents: Prologue -- 1. At the beginning: motion picture production, representation and ideology at the Edison and Lumiere Companies / Charles Musser -- Part I. Film projection and variety shows -- 2. "Now you see it, now you don't": the temporality of the cinema of attractions / Tom Gunning -- 3. The Kiss in the tunnel (1899), G.A. Smith and the emergence of the edited film in England / Frank Gray -- 4. The cinema of attractions in France, 1896-1904 / Richard Abel -- pt. II. Storytelling and the nickelodeon -- 5. Moving towards fictional narratives: story films become the dominant product, 1903-1904 / Charles Musser -- 6. Pathe goes to town: French films create a market for the nickelodeon, 1903-1906 / Richard Abel -- 7. Manhattan nickelodeons: new data on audiences and exhibitors / Ben Singer -- pt. III. Cinema and reform -- 8. From the opium den to the theatre of morality: moral discourse and the film process in early American cinema / Tom Gunning -- 9. How many times shall Caesar bleed in sport: Shakespeare and the cultural debate about moving pictures / Roberta E. Pearson and William Uricchio -- 10. Fighting films: race, morality, and the governing of cinema, 1912-1915 / Lee Grieveson -- pt IV Feature films and cinema programmes -- 11. A star is born: American culture and the dynamics of Charlie Chaplin's star image, 1913-1916 / Charles J. Maland -- 12. An awful struggle between love and ambition: serial heroines, serial stars and their female fans / Shelley Stamp -- 13. Traffic in Souls (1913): an experiment in feature-length narrative construction / Ben Bewster -- 14. Race, melodrama and the Birth of a Nation (1915) / Linda Williams -- 15. The international exploration of cinematic expressivity / Kristin Thompson -- Part V: Classical Hollywood Cinema -- 16. The making of a comic star: Buster Keaton and The Saphead (1920) / Peter Kramer -- 17. "The Perfect lover?": Valentino and ethnic masculinity in the 1920s / Gayln Studlar -- 18. The new woman and consumer culture: Cecil B. Demille's sex comedies / Sumiko Higashi -- 19. The open door: Hollywood's public relations at home and abroad, 1922-1928 / Ruth Vasey -- Part VI: European Cinemas -- 20. New notes on Russian film culture between 1908 and 1919 / Yuri Tsivian -- 21. Early alternatives to the Hollywood mode of production: implications for Europe's avant-gardes / Kristin Thompson -- 22. Monumental heroics: form and style in Eisenstein's silent films / David Bordwell -- 23. Art and industry: German cinema of the 1920s -- Bibliogrpahy -- Index -- More info
Thomas Alva Edison : builder of civilization / Haig Gordon Garbedian ; illustrated by C.L. Doughty
London: A. Hamilton, 1947].
What happens next : a history of American screenwriting / Marc Norman
London: Aurum, 2007.
Call No: 802.24 NOR Author: Marc Norman Edition: 2008 Place: London Publisher: Aurum PubDate: 2007 PhysDes: 554 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm Subject: ACADEMY AWARDS; BLACKLISTING. USA; BEATTY, WARREN; BOGART, HUMPHREY; BRANDO, MARLON; CHAYEFSKY, PADDY; COLUMBIA PICTURES; COPPOLA, FRANCIS FORD; DEMILLE, CECIL B.; EDISON, THOMAS ALVA; FITZGERALD, F. SCOTT; GOLDWYN, SAMUEL; GRIFFITH, DAVID WARK; MOTION PICTURE PRODUCERS AND DISTRIBUTORS OF AMERICA; HITCHCOCK, ALFRED; HUSTON, JOHN; JONZE, SPIKE; KEITEL, HARVEY; KOCH, HOWARD; KUBRICK, STANLEY; LARDNER, RING, Jr.; LOOS, ANITA; MANKIEWICZ, HERMAN J.; MANKIEWICZ, JOSEPH L.; MILIUS, JOHN; NICHOLSON, JACK; PENN, ARTHUR; PORTER, EDWIN S.; SCHRADER, PAUL; SOUTHERN, TERRY; SPIELBERG, STEVEN; STEWART, DONALD OGDEN; TARANTINO, QUENTIN; WEINSTEIN, HARVEY; ZANUCK, DARRYL F.; ZUKOR, ADOLPH; AMERICAN GRAFFITI (US, George Lucas, 1973); ALTERED STATES (US, Ken Russell, 1980); BIRTH OF A NATION, THE (US, David Wark Griffith, 1915); BONNIE AND CLYDE (US, Arthur Penn, 1967); CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (US, Steven Spielberg, 1977); EASY RIDER (US, Dennis Hopper, 1969); INFORMER, THE (US, John Ford, 1935); RAIN PEOPLE, THE (US, Francis Ford Coppola, 1969); STAR WARS (US, George Lucas, 1977) ISBN: 9781845133245 More info
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Young film makers / Sidney Rees and Don Waters
London: Society for Education in Film and Television, 1963.
Author: Rees, Sidney; Waters, Don CorpAuthor: Society for Education in Film and Television Edition: rev. Source: UK Place: London Publisher: Society for Education in Film and Television PubDate: 1963 PhysDes: 20 p. ; 20 cm Subject: DICKSON, W. K. L.; EDISON, THOMAS ALVA; CHAPLIN, CHARLES; EDISON, THOMAS ALVA; HEPWORTH, CECIL; PAUL, ROBERT; PICKFORD, MARY; REYNAUD, EMILE; SENNETT, MACK Donation: donated by the family of Wayne Levy, 2006 More info