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The Resource Early American cinema in transition : story, style, and filmmaking, 1907-1913, Charlie Keil

Early American cinema in transition : story, style, and filmmaking, 1907-1913, Charlie Keil

Label
Early American cinema in transition : story, style, and filmmaking, 1907-1913
Title
Early American cinema in transition
Title remainder
story, style, and filmmaking, 1907-1913
Statement of responsibility
Charlie Keil
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The period 1907-1913 marks a crucial transitional moment in American cinema. As moving picture shows changed from mere noveity to an increasingly popular entertainment, fledgling studios responded with longer running times and more complex storytelling. A growing trade press and changing production procedures also influenced filmmaking. In Early American Cinema in Transition, Charlie Keil looks at a broad cross-section of fiction films to examine the formal changes in cinema of this period and the ways that filmmakers developed narrative techniques to suit the fifteen-minute, one-reel format. Keil outlines the kinds of narratives that proved most suitable for a single reel's duration, the particular demands that time and space exerted on this early form of film narration, and the ways filmmakers employed the unique features of a primarily visual medium to craft stories that would appeal to an audience numbering in the millions. He underscores his analysis with a detailed look at six films: The Boy Detective; The Forgotten Watch; Rose O'Salem-Town; Cupid's Monkey Wrench; Belle Boyd, a Confederate Spy; and Suspense. Book jacket
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
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Keil, Charlie
Dewey number
791.43/0973/09041
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
PN1993.5.U6
LC item number
K39 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
Series statement
Wisconsin studies in film
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  • Motion pictures
  • Motion picture industry
  • ART
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • Motion picture industry
  • Motion pictures
  • United States
Label
Early American cinema in transition : story, style, and filmmaking, 1907-1913, Charlie Keil
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
  • Filmography: pages 270-286
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-295) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- "Boom time in the moving-picture business": Inndustrial structure, production practices, and the trade press -- "A story vital and unified in its action": The demands of narrative -- "An immeasurably greater freedom": Time and space in transitional cinema -- "The modern technique of art": The style of transitional cinema -- Anaylzing transition: Six sample films -- Conclusion
Control code
608918149
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 306 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780299173630
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9780299173647
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)608918149
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Early American cinema in transition : story, style, and filmmaking, 1907-1913, Charlie Keil
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
  • Filmography: pages 270-286
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-295) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- "Boom time in the moving-picture business": Inndustrial structure, production practices, and the trade press -- "A story vital and unified in its action": The demands of narrative -- "An immeasurably greater freedom": Time and space in transitional cinema -- "The modern technique of art": The style of transitional cinema -- Anaylzing transition: Six sample films -- Conclusion
Control code
608918149
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 306 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780299173630
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9780299173647
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)608918149
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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