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The past is a moving picture : preserving the twentieth century on film

Author: Janna Jones
Publisher: Gainesville, Fla. : U.P. of Florida, 2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Subject: An analysis of how U.S. archivists have not only preserved the history of cinema and the history of the twentieth century, but shaped it as well
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Janna Jones
ISBN: 9780813041926 0813041929
OCLC Number: 790754917
Notes: Index ; bibliogr.
Description: xiv, 194 s
Contents: Part I. Archives in formation --
1. What to show the world --
2. Accessibility, authenticity, and anxiety --
3. Film preservation 1993: orphans and the culture wars --
Part II. Archival techne --
4. The archive at the end of the century: discipline, excess, and access --
5. Film restoration: a new way of seeing film history
Responsibility: Janna Jones

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