Musser takes us into the long-forgotten world of early cinemaunexpectedly 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 Companythe leading American film-producing entity from 1894 to 1908.
|Publisher:||University of California Press|
|Series:||UCLA Film and Television Archives: Studies in History, Criticism, and Theory Series|
|Product dimensions:||6.02(w) x 9.16(h) x 1.36(d)|