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The dream that kicks : the prehistory and early years of cinema in Britain

Author: Michael Chanan
Publisher: London : Routledge, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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A classic account of the prehistory and early years of cinema in Britain. This new paperback edition provides a fascinating account of the rich and hitherto hidden history of the origins of film.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Chanan
ISBN: 041511750X 9780415117500
OCLC Number: 60297687
Notes: Previous edition: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1980.
Description: xiii, 293 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Part 1: The arrival of moving pictures: --
1. The site of film --
2. The sight of film --
--
Part 2: The dialectic of invention: --
3. The conditions of invention --
4. Theories of perception --
5. Photographic development --
6. Patent business --
7. Celluloid muse --
--
Part 3: Culture and economics: --
8. The production of consumption --
9. Music hall and popular culture --
10. Culture and politics in the middle class --
--
Part 4: The early years: --
11. Market competition and industrial growth --
12. The foundations of the film idiom --
13. Epilogue: The dream that kicks.
Responsibility: Michael Chanan.

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...not only is the book a careful study of early British cinema but it is equally an important explosion of what it means to write film history.

 
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