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Silent Cinema: An Introduction: Revised and Expanded Edition / Edition 2
     

Silent Cinema: An Introduction: Revised and Expanded Edition / Edition 2

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by Paolo Cherchi Usai, Paolo Cherchi Usai, Paulo Cherchi Usai
 

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ISBN-10: 0851707467

ISBN-13: 9780851707464

Pub. Date: 11/28/2000

Publisher: BFI Publishing

This revised guide to silent film studies contains two new chapters that present an analysis of color technology and aesthetics. They look at how silent films are saved, restored and made accessible via archives. Aided by new material, this book is a survey of the first 30 years in the history of film.

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This revised guide to silent film studies contains two new chapters that present an analysis of color technology and aesthetics. They look at how silent films are saved, restored and made accessible via archives. Aided by new material, this book is a survey of the first 30 years in the history of film.

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ISBN-13:
9780851707464
Publisher:
BFI Publishing
Publication date:
11/28/2000
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
229
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Revised and Expanded Edition (2000) David Robinson Preface to the First English Edition (1994) Kevin Brownlow
Introduction: Burning Passions
1. The Romance of Celluloid
2. The Way of All Flesh Tones
3. The Ethics of Film Preservation
4. Raiders of the Lost Nitrate
5. F is for Filmography
6. Histoire Détective
7. Film History Pursued by Other Means

Appendices
1: Film Measurement Tables
2: Moving Image Archives
3: Identification of Méliè's Films by the Star Film Trademarks 1896—1913
4: Identification of Eastman Kodak Stock by its Edge Codes 1913—28
5: Identification of Pathé Films by heir Edge Marks
6: Film Mutilation and How to Prevent It (1924)
7: The Film Prayer

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Silent Cinema: An Introduction: Revised and Expanded Edition 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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If you have ever wondered what a film archivist does, this book is for you. If you are really serious about your passion for silent films, this book is for you. Mr Usai's concise book is packed full of research tips. There are over 50 illustrations, many in color, of all kinds of different early film frames (70mm, 35mm, 9.5mm, 28mm) plus early color processes, even early 3-D frames. He explains how the early color processes worked and how early films were assembled. He goes into great detail on how that silent film that you may watch today may be drastically altered from the original in the early 1900s. And he explains the many frustrating problems that silent film archivists encounter. He explains the pitfalls of compiling filmographies, and how some printed sources are valuable and others are worthless. If you are just becoming interested in silent films, this book will be too much for you. But if you are really interested in the 'nuts and bolts' of archive work, or the detective work that we do to study silent cinema, then you won't be able to put this book down!