By André Gaudreault, Nicolas Dulac, Santiago Hidalgo
An authoritative and much-needed evaluation of the most matters within the box of early cinema from over 30 prime overseas students within the field
* First choice of its type to provide in a single reference: unique thought, new study, and experiences of present stories within the field
* positive factors over 30 unique essays from a number of the top students in early cinema and picture stories, together with Tom Gunning, Jane Gaines, Richard Abel, Thomas Elsaesser, and André Gaudreault
* Caters to renewed curiosity in movie studies’ old tools, with strict research of a number of and competing resources, offering a serious re-contextualization of flicks, revealed fabric and technologies
* Covers various themes in early cinema, comparable to exhibition, merchandising, undefined, pre-cinema, and picture criticism
* Broaches the newest learn almost about archival practices, vital really within the present electronic context
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The film company had taken over the town of Globe and turned it into a turn-of-the-century town. The streets were covered with dirt; all the light poles and parking meters were removed, and telegraph poles replaced them. John DeCuir was the production designer, and he was a stickler for detail. Every one of the posters and billboards had to be accurate. He dressed as if he were a white hunter in Africa. He wore bush jackets, scarfs, boots, and a khaki hat. He could have played Bwana of the Jungle.
Both of them were dressed in very expensive casual clothes-loafers, tailored slacks, the best shirts, and exclusive sweaters from some shop in the Beverly Hills Hotel. I guessed they were each wearing more than a month's salary for me. His office was immaculate in shiny glass and a reddish wood. The chairs looked like antiques.
I wondered why there weren't assistant directors lined up around the block to do this film. I could still hear Otto Preminger screaming over the phone. This was what I wanted, an important film with important people. "OK! " I said. I was full of confidence, and I thought I was ready for anything. But I wasn't quite ready for Mr. Otto Preminger. Tell M e That You Love Me, Junie Moon A 4p O n the morning I signed my membership papers at the DGA, I was on an afternoon plane as a second assistant director headed for Boston and Otto Preminger's new film.
A Companion to Early Cinema by André Gaudreault, Nicolas Dulac, Santiago Hidalgo