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The Appreciation of Film


This book offers the first full account of the film society movement in Britain and its contribution to post-World War Two film culture. It brings to life a lost history of alternative film exhibition and challenges the general assumption that the study of film began with university courses on ‘Film Studies’.

 

 




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9780859898881 | Published: 2016
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9780859899895 | Published: 2019
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The B&C Kinematograph Company and British Cinema

This book sheds new light on the under-researched period of early British cinema through a history of the British and Colonial Kinematograph Company in the years 1908-1916, when it became one of Britain’s leading film producers. The book provides an account of its films and personalities, and explores its production methods and business practices.




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9781905816644 | Published: 2021
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9781905816651 | Published: 2021
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British Cinema and Middlebrow Culture in the Interwar Years


This offers an understanding of British Cinema between 1928 and 1939 through an analysis of the relationship between the British film industry and other ‘culture industries’ such as the radio, music recording, publishing and early television.





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9780859897976 | Published: 2009
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9780859899017 | Published: 2015
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Cecil Hepworth and the Rise of the British Film Industry 1899-1911


This book offers an industrial, economic and aesthetic history of the early years of the British film industry from 1899-1911, through a case study of one of the most celebrated pioneer film makers, Cecil Hepworth.

 

 




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9780859898904 | Published: 2016
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9780859899918 | Published: 2019
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The Lost Jungle

Why has the Hollywood sound serial received so little scholarly attention? Here, the author presents a thorough analysis based on detailed historical research, focusing on the period between 1930 and 1946, when Universal stopped their production. 30 b&w illus.




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9780859898874 | Published: 2017
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9780859892711 | Published: 2019
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Marketing Modernity


In this study of early film exhibition, Joe Kember demonstrates that prior to the emergence of a specific discipline of screen acting and the arrival of picture personalities, the early cinema inherited its human dimensions from diverse earlier traditions of performance, from the magic lantern lecture to the fairground and variety theatre.





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9780859898010 | Published: 2009
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9780859899321 | Published: 2015
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Screening Europe in Australasia

This book’s treatment of the extensive circulation of European silent features and stars in Australasia reveals the vibrant transnationalism of silent film before the rise of Hollywood, and frames the emergence of art house cinema in the 1920s.




Hardback    £80.00
9781905816873 | Published: 2022
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9781905816880 | Published: 2022
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Silent Features

Silent Features is a collection of essays on seventeen feature-length silent films and two silent serial features, their diverse stylistic, generic and structural characteristics, and the national, historical and industrial contexts from which they emerged. Of the 17 films discussed, 15 are still currently available on DVD. 200 b&w illustrations.




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9780859892919 | Published: 2018
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9780859892896 | Published: 2018
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9781905816255 | Published: 2019
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