Giovanna Fossati, Victoria Jackson, Bregt Lameris, Elif Rongen-Kaynakci, Sarah Street & Joshua Yumibe, The Colour Fantastic: Chromatic Worlds of Silent Cinema (Amsterdam University Press, 2018)

Sparked by a groundbreaking Amsterdam workshop titled “Disorderly Order: Colours in Silent Film,” scholarly and archival interest in colour as a crucial aspect of film form, technology and aesthetics has enjoyed a resurgence in the past twenty years. In the spirit of the workshop,…

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Sarah Dellmann, Images of Dutchness: Popular Visual Culture, Early Cinema, and the Emergence of a National Cliché, 1800-1914 (Amsterdam University Press, 2018)

Why do early films present the Netherlands as a country full of canals and windmills, where people wear traditional costumes and wooden shoes, while industries and modern urban life are all but absent? Images of Dutchness investigates the roots of this visual repertoire from diverse…

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Charlie Keil, ed. A Companion to D. W. Griffith (Wiley-Blackwell, 2018)

This volume offers an exhaustive look at the first acknowledged auteur of the cinema and provides an authoritative account of the director’s life, work, and lasting filmic legacy. The numerous contributions (most authored by Domitor members) explore how Griffith’s style and status advanced along with cinema’s…

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Latest Issue of “Synoptique” about Moving Image Archival Training

SYNOPTIQUE : An Online Journal of Film and Moving Image Studies 6:1 Institutionalizing Moving Image Archival Training: Analyses, Histories, Theories   To speak of moving image archiving as a professional field with practitioners who have completed vocational training is a recent phenomenon. Numerous specialized degrees emerged since the…

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