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Networks of entertainment : early film distribution 1895-1915

Author: Frank Kessler; Nanna Verhoeff
Publisher: Eastleigh : J. Libbey Pub., ©2007.
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Prominent scholars examine film distribution in the early years of cinema

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Networks of entertainment.
Eastleigh : J. Libbey Pub., ©2007
(DLC) 2008428115
(OCoLC)123114132
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Kessler; Nanna Verhoeff
ISBN: 9780861966813 0861966813 9780861969371 0861969375
OCLC Number: 652299989
Language Note: Essays in English and French.
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 344 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction: Distribution --
preliminary notes / Frank Kessler --
pt. I. Networks: Distribution across borders --
Ch. 1. Rethinking boundaries. The first moving images between Spain and Portugal / Begoña Soto --
Ch. 2. What imports may not be able to tell us about the emergence of the last-minute rescue narrative in the American cinema / David Levy --
Ch. 3. 'Avoid giving wine to children': George Kleine's correspondence with Cines and the discourse of uplift / John P. Welle --
Ch. 4. Film colour and national cinema before WWI: pathécolor in the United States and Great Britain / Charles O'Brien --
pt. II. Networks: Regional distribution and the problem of the national --
Ch. 5. La distribution dans la région Lyonnaise: entre spécificités locales et strategiés nationales (1908-1914) / Renaud Chaplain --
Ch. 6. Une diffusion "nationale"? De la circulation d'images locales on nationales à Lausanne 1896-1914 / Pierre-Emmanuel Jaques --
Ch. 7. De l'indépendance à l'absorption: le cas québécois / Pierre Véronneau --
Ch. 8. Araignées et mouches: la formation du <<système cinéma>> et les débuts de la distribution cinématographique en Espagne, 1906-1921 / Luis Alonso Garcia --
Ch. 9. Censorship and film distribution in Russia: 1908-1914 / Rashit M. Yangirov --
Ch. 10. The "backbone" of the business: scanning signs of US film distribution in the newspapers, 1911-1914 / Richard Abel --
Ch. 11. Mapping the moving picture world: distribution in the United States circa 1915 / Gregory A. Waller --
pt. III. Networks: Local actors --
Ch. 12. 'Mr. Elliot Books Chaplins Direct': Essanay's exclusive's strategy in Southampton 1915 / Michael Hammond --
Ch. 13. "Zeppelin über Berlin" --
on the distribution of an early media event / Pelle Snickars --
Ch. 14. "The Audience Feels rather at Home ... ": Peter Marzen's 'localisation' of film exhibition in Trier / Martin Loiperdinger --
Ch. 15. Local distribution: the case of Jens Christian Gundersen in Norway / Gunnar Iversen --
Ch. 16. Infrastructure, open system and the take-off phase. Jean Desmet as a case for early distribution in the Netherlands / Ivo Blom --
pt. IV. Practices: distribution strategies --
Ch. 17. Politics, steam and scopes; marketing the Biograph / Paul C. Spehr --
Ch. 18. The price of independence: The Rolin Film Company's quest for distribution / Richard Ward --
Ch. 19. Distribution sérielle et synchronisation du spectateur aux premiers temps du cinéma / Nicolas Dulac --
Ch. 20. Monopolizing episodic adventures: series and seriality in Germany, 1914-20 / Rudmer Canjels --
pt. V. Practices: Distribution paratexts --
Ch. 21. Les consignes de l'<<éditeur>> pour l'assemblage des vues dans les catalogues de distribution / Pierre Chemartin et André Gaudreault --
Ch. 22. Cataloging contingency / Jonathan Auerbach --
Ch. 23. Comparing catalogues / Ian Christie --
Ch. 24. "As pleasing as it is incomprehensible": film catalogues as paratext / Marta Braun and Charlie Keil --
Ch. 25. "Liste für gebrauchte Films zum Verkauf": Used films for sale in Germany and Austro-Hungary (1911-13) / Janelle Blankenship --
pt. VI. Practices: Non-theatrical distribution --
Ch. 26. Sunday and Holy Days / Tony Fletcher --
Ch. 27. Local entertainment and national patriotism: the distribution of colonial films in early German cinema / Wolfgang Fuhrmaun --
Ch. 28. Early forms of film distribution in Germany, 1896-1905 / Joseph Garncarz --
Ch. 29. "Just like a Public Library maintained for public welfare': 28mm as a comprehensive service strategy for non-theatrical clientele, 1912-23 / Anke Mebold --
Ch. 30. Bringing movies into the home: distribution strategies for 17.5 mm film (1903-08) / Martina Roepke --
pt. VII. Practices: Distribution into the future --
Ch. 31. 'Avant-guerre' and the international avant-garde. Circulation and programming of early films in the European avant-garde programs in the 1920s and 1930s / Ansje van Beusekom --
Ch. 32. imagination of wireless distribution / Wanda Stranven --
Ch. 33. Les films impossibles on les possibilitiés du cinéma / Viva Paci --
Ch. 34. Any ID? Building a database out of the Jean Desmet archive / Rixt Jonkman --
Ch. 35. Des fragments des premiers temps à l'esthétique de la ruine / André Habib --
Conclusion: Distribuer les films on distribuer les rôles? / Francois Jost --
Afterthoughts: Beyond distribution: some thoughts on the future of archival films / Giovanna Fossati and Nanna Verhoeff.
Responsibility: edited by Frank Kessler and Nanna Verhoeff.

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