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

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.

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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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