This Film Is Dangerous: A Celebration of Nitrate Film

This Film Is Dangerous: A Celebration of Nitrate Film


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This Film Is Dangerous is an anthology published by the International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF) to examine and to celebrate the life, the death, the afterlife, and the mythology of nitrate film. It incorporates the papers given at the symposium The Last Nitrate Picture Show during the FIAF Congress in London in June 2000, as well as a wealth of original contributions by historians, archivists, veterans, and enthusiasts around the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9782960029604
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 08/01/2002
Pages: 690
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 11.30(h) x 1.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Roger Smither worked at Imperial War Museums for 40 years, retiring as Keeper of the Film and Photograph Archives in August 2010. He was the Secretary-General of FIAF.

Catherine A. Surowiec is an independent film historian, researcher, and copyeditor.

Publisher: FIAF, with financial assistance from the Eric Anker-Petersen Charity.

What People are Saying About This

Head of the European and American Collections, The British Library (London) - Stephen Bury

This book could well be dangerous—serves its purpose as a homage to the nitrate film.

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