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The ciné goes to town : French cinema, 1896-1914

The ciné goes to town : French cinema, 1896-1914

Author: Richard Abel
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Updated and expanded edView all editions and formats

Presents the history of French cinema between 1896 and 1914, particularly during the years when Pathe-Freres, the first major corporation in the industry, led the world in film production and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Abel
ISBN: 0520079361 9780520079366 0520079353 9780520079359
OCLC Number: 39176609
Notes: "A Centennial book"--Page preceding half-title page.
"For this paperback edition ... I have made numerous corrections and changes in the text, some of them significant ... [including] an extensive revision of the Filmography." -- Note to the 1998 edition.
Description: xxiii, 568 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. Turn-of-the-Century France --
2. The French Cinema Industry, 1896-1914 --
The Big Four, 1896-1902 --
Pathe Comes to Power, 1902-1907 --
Strategies of Dominance, 1907-1911 --
Strategies of Survival, 1911-1914 --
3. The Cinema of Attractions, 1896-1904 --
Trick Films and Feeries --
Comic Films --
Diverging Paths: From Actualites to Historical and Realist Films --
4. The Transition to a Narrative Cinema, 1904-1907 --
The Bricolage Model --
The Comic Chase Film and Company --
The Pleasure and Pain of Just Looking: Erotic Films and Others --
The Dramatic and Realist Films --
Dissemination and Difference --
The Cinema of Attractions (continued) --
5. The Pre-Feature, Single-Reel Story Film, 1907-1911 --
Contemporary Melodramas: Light and Dark Variants --
Comics Come in Series --
Film d'Art and Films d'Art: The Historical Film and the Literary Adaptation --
Trick Films and Feeries --
6. The Rise of the Feature Film, 1911-1914 --
The Historical Film Comes of Age --
Life As It Is: In and Out of Fashion --
Crime Pays: Detectives Versus Criminals --
The Comic Series in Full Swing.
Responsibility: Richard Abel.


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