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The emergence of cinema : the American screen to 1907

Author: Charles Musser
Publisher: New York : Scribner ; Toronto : Collier Macmillan Canada ; New York : Maxwell Macmillan International, ©1990.
Series: History of the American cinema, v. 1.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
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Musser, Charles.
Emergence of cinema.
New York : Scribner ; Toronto : Collier Macmillan Canada ; New York : Maxwell Macmillan International, c1990
(OCoLC)643971415
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Musser
ISBN: 0684184133 9780684184135
OCLC Number: 22488753
Description: xvii, 613 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Contents: Pt. 1. Before cinema --
Toward a history of screen practice --
Thomas Edison and the amusement world --
Projecting motion pictures : invention and innovation --
Pt. 2. The novelty of cinema : 1896-1897 --
The vitascope --
Early motion-picture companies --
The proliferation of motion-picture companies and an assessment of the novelty year --
Pt. 3. The exhibitor plays a creative role : 1897-1900 --
Full-length programs : fights, passion plays, and travel --
Commercial warfare and the Spanish American War : 1897-1898 --
THe film industry achieves modest stability : 1898-1901 --
Pt. 4. The production company assumes creative dominance : 1900-1905 --
A period of commercial crisis : 1900-1903 --
The transition to story films : 1903-1904 --
Cinema flourishes within its existing commercial framework : 1904-1905 --
Pt. 5. The beginnings of the Nickelodeon Era : 1905-1907 --
Nickels count: storefront theaters : 1905-1907 --
Production as the Nickelodeon Era begins : 1905-1907.
Series Title: History of the American cinema, v. 1.
Responsibility: Charles Musser.

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