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Legitimate Cinema


This is the first new book-length study of British cinema of the 1910s to be published for over fifty years, and it focuses on the close relationship between the British film industry and the Edwardian theatre.





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9780859897259 | Published: 2003
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9780859899253 | Published: 2015
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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.




Hardback    £75.00
9780859898874 | Published: 2017
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9780859892711 | Published: 2019
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9780859892650 | 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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Multimedia Histories


Multimedia Histories: From the Magic Lantern to the Internet is the first book to explore in detail the vital connections between today’s digital culture and an absorbing history of screen entertainments and technologies. Its range of coverage moves from the magic lantern, the stereoscope and early film to the DVD and the internet.





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9780859897730 | Published: 2007
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9780859897723 | Published: 2007
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9780859899352 | Published: 2015
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Parallel Tracks


This highly original work reveals the profound impact that the railroad and the cinema have had on Western society and modern urban industrial culture.




Paperback    £27.50
9780859895309 | Published: 1997
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9780859895286 | Published: 1997
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A Paul Rotha Reader


Paul Rotha was one of the major figures of the British Documentary Movement, second only to John Grierson. He was also a prolific writer. This volume brings together an edited collection of some of his most important writings and addresses a variety of topics.




Hardback    £75.00
9780859896269 | Published: 1999
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Picture Perfect


The fifth in a series of volumes from the annual British Silent Cinema Festival held in Nottingham (and the first to be published by Exeter), this collective study offers an original treatment of the relationship between pre-1930 cinema and landscape.





Paperback    £17.50
9781905816019 | Published: 2007
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9781905816002 | Published: 2007
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9780859899383 | Published: 2015
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Picturing Cornwall

This book explores the history of Cornwall‘s portrayal on screen, from the earliest days of the moving image to the recent BBC adaptation of Winston Graham’s Poldark books. Innovative new research looking at amateur film and newsreels, avant-garde and documentary works alongside mainstream popular film and television. 7 b&w and 13 col. illus.




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9780859890779 | Published: 2018
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9780859893589 | Published: 2018
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9780859892995 | Published: 2018
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9780859890885 | Published: 2018
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Popular Filmgoing in 1930s Britain


In the 1930s there were close to a billion annual admissions to the cinema in Britain and it was by far the most popular paid-for leisure activity. This book is an exploration of that popularity. The book establishes similarities and differences between national and regional tastes through case study analysis of cinemagoing in Bolton and Brighton.




Hardback    £75.00
9780859896603 | Published: 2000
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Reading the Cinematograph


The birth of cinema coincided with the heyday of the short story. This book studies the relationship between popular magazine short stories and the very early British films.





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9780859898546 | Published: 2011
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9780859898539 | Published: 2011
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9780859899420 | Published: 2015
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