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The emergence of cinema : the American screen to 1907

Author: Charles Musser; Thomson Gale (Firm)
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Charles Scribner's Sons, ©1990.
Series: History of the American cinema, v. 1.; Gale virtual reference library.
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Genre/Form: Electronic reference sources
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Musser, Charles.
Emergence of cinema.
New York : Scribner ; Toronto : Collier Macmillan Canada ; New York : Maxwell Macmillan International, ©1990
(DLC) 90048307
(OCoLC)22488753
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Musser; Thomson Gale (Firm)
ISBN: 0684315203 9780684315201 0684184133 9780684184135
OCLC Number: 76704046
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Awards: Society for Cinema and Media Studies Katherine Singer Kovacs Book Award, 1990.
Description: 1 online resource.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
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.; Gale virtual reference library.
Responsibility: Charles Musser.

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