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Virtual voyages : cinema and travel

Author: Jeffrey Ruoff
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2006.
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Virtual Voyages illuminates the pivotal role of travelogues within the history of cinema. The travelogue dominated the early cinema period from 1895 to 1905, was central to the consolidation of documentary in the 1910s and 1920s, proliferated in the post-war era of 16mm distribution, and today continues to flourish in IMAX theatres and a host of non-theatrical venues. It is not only the first chapter in the history  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Virtual voyages.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2006
(OCoLC)607727900
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey Ruoff
ISBN: 0822337010 9780822337010 0822337134 9780822337133
OCLC Number: 61478790
Description: xiv, 298 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: "The whole world within reach": travel images without borders / Tom Gunning --
From Hale's tours to star tours: virtual voyages, travel ride films, and the delirium of the hyper-real / Lauren Rabinovitz --
From lecturer's prop to industrial product: the early history of travel films / Rick Altman --
"The nation's first playground": travel films and the American west, 1895-1920 / Jennifer Lynn Peterson --
Between the "familiar text" and the "book of the world": touring the ambivalent contexts of travel films / Paula Amad --
Lured by the East: ethnographic and expedition films about nomadic tribes: the case of Grass / Hamid Naficy --
Trans-Saharan automotive cinema: Citron-, Renault-, and Peugeot-sponsored documentary interwar crossing films / Peter J. Bloom --
Homemade travelogues: Autosonntag: a film safari in the Swiss Alps / Alexandra Schneider --
Hollywood and the attractions of the travelogue / Dana Benelli --
"The last of the great (foot-slogging) explorers": Lewis Cotlow and the ethnographic imaginary in popular travel film / Amy J. Staples --
Show and tell: the 16mm travel lecture film / Jeffrey Ruoff --
Time traveling IMAX style: tales from the giant screen / Alison Griffiths.
Responsibility: Jeffrey Ruoff, editor.
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