Studios Before the System: Architecture, Technology, and the Emergence of Cinematic Space

Studios Before the System: Architecture, Technology, and the Emergence of Cinematic Space

by Brian Jacobson

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780231172813
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 09/01/2015
Series: Film and Culture Series
Pages: 312
Sales rank: 1,142,722
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Brian R. Jacobson is a historian of film and visual culture and assistant professor of cinema studies and history at the University of Toronto.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Studios and Systems
1. Black Boxes and Open-Air Stages: Film Studio Technology and Environmental Control from the Laboratory to the Rooftop
2. Georges Méliès's "Glass House": Cineplasticity for a Human-Built World
3. Dark Studios and Daylight Factories: Building Cinema in New York City
4. Studio Factories and Studio Cities: Paris's Cités du Cinéma and the Inconsistency of Modernity
5. The Studio Beyond the Studio: Nature, Technology, and Location in Southern California
Conclusion: More Than "Dream Factories"
Notes
Films Cited
Bibliography
Index

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