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Amateur cinema : the rise of North American moviemaking, 1923-1960

Author: Charles Tepperman
Publisher: Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"From the very beginning of cinema, there have been amateur filmmakers at work. It wasn't until Kodak introduced 16mm film in 1923, however, that amateur moviemaking became a widespread reality, and by the 1950s, over a million Americans had amateur movie cameras. In Amateur Cinema, Charles Tepperman explores the meaning of the 'amateur' in film history and modern visual culture. In the middle decades of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Tepperman
ISBN: 9780520279858 0520279859 9780520279865 0520279867
OCLC Number: 880349845
Description: xii, 364 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Cin-prophecy : the emergence of amateur cinema (1925-1930) --
Cin-community : the first wave of amateur film culture (1930-1945) --
Cin-engagement : amateurs and current events --
Cin-technology : machine art for a machine age --
Cin-sincerity: postwar amateur film culture (1945-1960) --
Modes of amateur cinema --
Amateur chronicles of family, community and travel --
Amateur experimentation and the aesthetic vanguard --
Mechanical craftsmanship : amateurs making practical films --
Photoplaying themselves : amateur fiction films.
Responsibility: Charles Tepperman.

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