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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Jean-Baptiste Massuet, Cartoons in Filmland (book in French)

This book (“Cartoon in Filmland”) explores the early encounter between animation and live-action. The historical analysis of this tumultuous relationship demonstrates that these two modes of representation have not always been so different from each other. It leads to a better understanding of the…

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