Before the Nickelodeon: Edwin S. Porter and the Edison Manufacturing Company

Before the Nickelodeon: Edwin S. Porter and the Edison Manufacturing Company

by Charles Musser
     
 

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Musser takes us into the long-forgotten world of early cinema—unexpectedly sophisticated and yet radically different from current movie-making. Focusing on Edwin S. Porter, most often remembered as the producer of The Great Train Robbery, Musser situates Porter’s achievements within the vibrant context of turn-of-the-century popular culture and

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Musser takes us into the long-forgotten world of early cinema—unexpectedly sophisticated and yet radically different from current movie-making. Focusing on Edwin S. Porter, most often remembered as the producer of The Great Train Robbery, Musser situates Porter’s achievements within the vibrant context of turn-of-the-century popular culture and the commercial pragmatics of the Edison Manufacturing Company—the leading American film-producing entity from 1894 to 1908.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520069862
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
05/14/1991
Series:
UCLA Film and Television Archives: Studies in History, Criticism, and Theory Series
Pages:
591
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 9.16(h) x 1.36(d)

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