Julie K. Allen, Screening Europe in Australasia: Transnational silent film before and after the rise of Hollywood (University of Exeter Press, 2022)

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Through a detailed study of the circulation of European silent film in Australasia in the early twentieth century, this book challenges the historical myopia that treats Hollywood films as having always dominated global film culture. Before World War I, European silent feature films were ubiquitous…

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Laura Horak, Maggie Hennefeld, Elif Rongen-Kaynakçi (eds), Cinema’s First Nasty Women (Kino Lorber, 2022)

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This four-disc set showcase more than fourteen hours of rarely-seen silent films about feminist protest, slapstick rebellion, and suggestive gender play. These women organize labor strikes, bake (and weaponize) inedible desserts, explode out of chimneys, electrocute the police force, and assume a range of identities…

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Deac Rossell, Early Cinema and Optical Media: An Index to Print Anthologies and Exhibition Catalogues, Part I-IV (Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, 2023)

Film historian Deac Rossell announced that his awaited “Index to Print Anthologies and Exhibition Catalogues” will be published in four parts in the Historical Journal of Film, Media and Television throughout 2023. Rossell’s large scale index to published work in early cinema and its predecessor…

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Mario Slugan & Daniël Biltereyst (eds), New Perspectives on Early Cinema History: Concepts, Approaches, Audiences (Bloomsbury Academic, 2022)

In this book, editors Mario Slugan and Daniël Biltereyst present a theoretical reconceptualization of early cinema. To do so, they highlight the latest methods and tools for analysis, and cast new light on the experience of early cinema through the application of these concepts and…

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Rémy Campos, Alain Carou, Aurélien Poidevin (eds), De la scène à la pellicule: Théâtre, musique et cinéma autour de 1900 (L’œil d’or: 2021)

At the beginning of the 20th century, the emerging cinema had a close relationship with live performance. The processes of theater, opera, fairy tale, ballet or café-concert were used in the shooting theaters, the ancestors of film sets. The artists and technicians who built the…

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Priska Morrissey, Les As de la manivelle. Le métier d’opérateur de prise de vues cinématographiques en France (1895-1930) (AFRHC, 2021)

“Crank turners”, “Aces of the crank”, “Coffee mill turners”: so many expressions that refer to the profession of film camera operator, which this book aims to retrace the unpublished history. What were the possibilities of existence of this profession? What concrete tasks was the operator…

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Joanne Bernardi, Paolo Cherchi Usai, Tami Williams and Joshua Yumibe (ed), Provenance and Early Cinema (IUP 2021)

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The 2018 Rochester Conference Committee and the Domitor EC are very happy to announce that the 2018 conference proceedings, Provenance and Early Cinema, published by Indiana University Press is now available! We would like to send a heartfelt thanks to the…

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