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Silent cinema and the politics of space

Author: Jennifer M Bean; Anupama Kapse; Laura Horak
Publisher: Bloomington, Indiana : Indiana University Press, [2014] ©2014
Series: New directions in national cinemas.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this cross-cultural history of narrative cinema and media from the 1910s to the 1930s, leading and emergent scholars explore the transnational crossings and exchanges that occurred in early cinema between the two world wars. Drawing on film archives from around the world, this volume advances the premise that silent cinema freely crossed national borders and linguistic thresholds in ways that became far less  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Silent film and the politics of space
(DLC) 2013043181
(OCoLC)843859597
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer M Bean; Anupama Kapse; Laura Horak
ISBN: 9780253015075 0253015073 1306517885 9781306517881
OCLC Number: 876569632
Awards: Winner of Winner, 2014 SCMS Best Edited Collection Award.
Winner of Winner, 2015 SCMS Best Edited Collection Award.
Description: 1 online resource (x, 346 pages).
Contents: Introduction / Jennifer M. Bean --
Picturing Space. Introduction / Anupama Kapse --
Location, "Location": On the Plausibility of Place Substitution / Mark B. Sandberg --
Insurgent Place as Visual Space: Location Shots and Rival Geographies of 1857 Lucknow / Priya Jaikumar --
Prints in Motion. Introduction / Jennifer M. Bean --
An Afterlife for Junk Prints: Serials and other 'Classics' in late 1920s Tehran / Kaveh Askari --
Robespierre Has Been Lost: D.W. Griffith's Movies and the Soviet Twenties / Yuri Tsivian --
Translations and Transportation: Toward a Transnational History of the Intertitle / Laura Isabel Serna --
Impertinent Appropriations Introduction / Anupama Kapse --
From "Misemono" to Zigomar: A Discursive History of Early Japanese Cinema / Aaron Gerow --
The Crisscrossed Stare: Chinese Protest and Propaganda in the Not-So-Silent Era / Yiman Wang --
Around the World in 80 Minutes: Douglas Fairbanks and the Indian Stunt Film / Anupama Kapse --
Cosmopolitan Sexualities and Female Stars. Introduction / Jennifer M. Bean --
National Soul/Cosmopolitan Skin: Swedish Cinema at a Crossroads / Jan Olsson --
Queer Crossings: Greta Garbo, National Identity, and Gender Deviance / Laura Horak --
Cosmopolitan Women: Marlene Dietrich, Anna May Wong, and Leni Riefenstahl / Patrice Petro.
Series Title: New directions in national cinemas.
Responsibility: edited by Jennifer M. Bean, Anupama Kapse, and Laura Horak.

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