Movies of the twenties : and early cinema / Jurgen Muller (ed)
Koln: Taschen GMBH, 2007.
Call No: 70"192" MUL Author: Muller, Jurgen Edition: 2007 Place: Koln Publisher: Taschen GMBH PubDate: 2007 PhysDes: 482 pgaes : illustrated ; 26 cm Subject: HISTORY OF CINEMA. 1920's; HISTORY OF CINEMA. SILENT PERIOD; TRIP TO THE MOON [VOYAGE DANS LA LUNE] (FR, George Melies, 1902); GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY, THE (US, Edwin S. Porter, 1903); STUDENT VON PRAG, DER (G, Stellan Rye, 1913); CABIRIA (IT, Giovanni Pastrone, 1914); BIRTH OF A NATION, THE (US, David Wark Griffith, 1915); INTOLERANCE (US, David Wark Griffith, 1916); MADAME DUBARRY (G, Ernst Lubitsch, 1919); CABINET DES DR. CALIGARI, DAS (G, Robert Wiene, 1920); EROTIKON (SW, Mauritz Stiller, 1920); GOLEM, WIE ER IN DIE WILT KAM, DER (G, Paul Wegener & Carl Bose, 1920); KID, THE (US, Charles Chaplin, 1921); FOOLISH WIVES (US, Erich Von Stroheim, 1922); FOUR HORSEMEN OF THE APOCALYPSE, THE (US, Rex Ingram, 1921); THREE MUSKETEERS, THE (US, Fred Niblo, 1921); ABENTEUER DES PRINZEN ACHMED, DIE (GE/GG, Carl Koch & Lotte Reiniger, 1925); TOL'ABLE DAVID (US, Henry King, 1921); NOSFERATU - EINE SYMPHONIE DES GRAUENS (G, Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau, 1922); NANOOK OF THE NORTH (US, Robert Flaherty, 1922); HAXAN [WITCHCRAFT THROUGH THE AGES] (SW/DK, Benjamin Christensen, 1922); [DOKTOR] DR. MABUSE DER SPIELER (G, Fritz Lang, 1922); SAFETY LAST (US, Fred Newmayer/Sam Taylor, 1923); HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (US, Wallace Worsley, 1923); TEN COMMANDMENTS, THE (US, Cecil B. DeMille, 1923); WACHSFIGURENKABINETT, DAS (G, Paul Leni, 1924); THIEF OF BAGDAD (US, Raoul Walsh, 1924); SHERLOCK, JR. (US, Buster Keaton, 1924); NIBELUNGEN, DIE (G, Fritz Lang, 1922-24); LETZIE MANN, DER (G, Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau, 1924); NAVIGATOR, THE (US, Buster Keaton & Donald Crisp, 1924); GREED (US, Erich von Stroheim, 1925); IRON HORSE, THE (UK, John Ford, 1924); GOLD RUSH, THE (US, Charles Chaplin, 1925); BEN HUR (US, Fred Niblo, 1925); BRONENOSETS POTEMKIN [BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN] (UR, Sergei Eisenstein, 1925); VARIETE (G, E.A. Dupont, 1925); BIG PARADE, THE (US, King Vidor, 1925); FREUDLOSE GASSE, DIE (G, Wilhelm Pabst, 1925); PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, THE (US, Rupert Julian, 1925); SON OF THE SHEIK, THE (US, George Fitzmaurice, 1926); LODGER, THE (UK, Alfred Hitchcock, 1926); GENERAL, THE (US, Buster Keaton & Clyde Bruckman, 1927); BLACK PIRATE, THE (US, Albert Parker, 1926); FAUST (G, Friedrich Wilhelm Marnau, 1926); ABENTEUER DES PRINZEN ACHMED, DIE (GE/GG, Carl Koch & Lotte Reiniger, 1925); METROPOLIS (G, Fritz Lang, 1926); KONETS SANKT-PETERSBURGA (UR, Vsevolod Pudovkin, 1927); BERLIN DIE SINFONIE DER GROSSTADT (G, Walter Ruttman, 1927); NAPOLEON (FR, Abel Gance, 1927); CHAPEAU DE PAILLE D'ITALIE, UN (FR, Rene Clair, 1927); SUNRISE (US, Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau, 1927); JAZZ SINGER, THE (US, Alan Crosland, 1927); PASSION DE JEANNE D'ARC, LA (FR, Carl Th. Dreyer, 1928); CROWD, THE (US, King Vidor, 1928); WIND, THE (US, Victor Sjostrom, 1928); CIRCUS, THE (US, Charles Chaplin, 1928); CELOVEK S KINOAPPARATOM (UR, Dziga Vertov, 1929); BLACKMAIL (UK, Alfred Hitchcock, 1929); BUCHSE DER PANDORA, DIE (G, Georg Wilhelm Pabst, 1929); CHIEN ANDALOU, UN (FR, Luis Bunuel, 1928); LITTLE CAESAR (US, Mervyn LeRoy, 1931); BLAUE ENGEL, DER (G, Josef von Sternberg, 1930); ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT (US, Lewis Milestone, 1930); SOUS LES TOITS DE PARIS (FR, Rene Clair, 1929); MOROCCO (US, Josef von Sternberg, 1930); WESTFRONT 1918 (G, Georg Wilhelm Pabst, 1930); AGE D'OR, L' (FR, Luis Bunuel, 1930) Notes: From the invention of the moving picture to the first sound movies From the first moving pictures (the Lumiere brothers' 1895 L'arrive d'un train), early westerns, fantastic pictures, and nickelodeons all the way through the golden age of silent film in the 1920s, this book covers the first three decades of the moving picture around the world. In America, we witness the birth of Hollywood, circa 1910, where film quickly became a powerful industry and D. W. Griffith put American cinema on the map; later, Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton developed a new language of visual comedy while eccentrics like Erich von Stroheim and Cecil B. DeMille turned cinema into a high art form and show biz respectively, and sex symbols like Rudolph Valentino and Greta Garbo heated up the screens.
Meanwhile, in Europe, German directors such as Ernst Lubitsch and Fritz Lang were establishing their careers and Russian greats Eisenstein and Pudovkin were already revolutionizing a nascent art form. At the end of the 1920s the very first "talkies", albeit rudimentary ones, brutally crushed the silent art, but by 1930 sound masterpieces such as Sternberg's The Blue Angel and Milestone's All Quiet on the Western Front were produced. This exploration of the founding years of cinema offers a fascinating perspective on a period in movie history that is far too often overlooked in our times. -- jacket blurb ISBN: 9783822846131 Donation: Megan McMurchy More info
Realizing the Witch : science, cinema, and the mastery of the invisible / Richard Baxstrom and Todd Meyers
New York: Fordham University Press,
Call No: 79 HAX BAX Author: Meyers, Todd; Baxstrom, Richard Edition: 2016 Place: New York Publisher: Fordham University Press PhysDes: x, 284 p. : illus. ; 23 cm Subject: HAXAN [WITCHCRAFT THROUGH THE AGES] (SW/DK, Benjamin Christensen, 1922); CHRISTENSEN, BENJAMIN; SUPERNATURAL IN FILMS Notes: Benjamin Christensen’s Häxan (The Witch, 1922) stands as a singular film within the history of cinema. Deftly weaving contemporary scientific analysis and powerfully staged historical scenes of satanic initiation, confession under torture, possession, and persecution, Häxan creatively blends spectacle and argument to provoke a humanist re-evaluation of witchcraft in European history as well as the contemporary treatment of female “hysterics” and the mentally ill.
In Realizing the Witch, Baxstrom and Meyers show how Häxan opens a window onto wider debates in the 1920s regarding the relationship of film to scientific evidence, the evolving study of religion from historical and anthropological perspectives, and the complex relations between popular culture, artistic expression, and concepts in medicine and psychology. Häxan is a film that travels along the winding path of art and science rather than between the narrow division of “documentary” and “fiction.” Baxstrom and Meyers reveal how Christensen’s attempt to tame the irrationality of “the witch” risked validating the very “nonsense” that such an effort sought to master and dispel. Häxan is a notorious, genre-bending, excessive cinematic account of the witch in early modern Europe. Realizing the Witch not only illustrates the underrated importance of the film within the canons of classic cinema, it lays bare the relation of the invisible to that which we cannot prove but nevertheless “know” to be there. -- publisher's blurb ISBN: 9780823268252 Donation: Senses of Cinema More info