Film History: An Introduction (2nd Edition) by Kristin Thompson, David Bordwell

By Kristin Thompson, David Bordwell

Written via major movie students, Film background: An Introduction is a entire survey of film-from the backlots of Hollywood, around the usa, and around the globe. As within the authors' bestselling Film Art, thoughts and occasions are illustrated with real body enlargements, giving scholars extra real looking issues of reference than competing books that use exposure stills.

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No screenings are known to have films were extremely popular. While it only took a sale taken place in Bolivia, for example, until 1 9 0 9 , when of 15 prints of a film to break even, actual sales averaged two Italian entreprene urs took films there . Ideological 3 5 0 prints . Pathe expanded abroad, opening sales offices pressures kept the cinema out o f some markets . In in London, New York, Moscow, Berlin, and St. Peters­ 1 900, Iran's royal family obtained a camera and projec­ burg in 1 9 04 and 1 9 05 and others in later years .

The slanted portion o f the roof opened to admit sunlight for filming, and the whole building revolved on a track to catch optimal sun light. 8 A typical entertainment p arlor, with phonographs ( note the dangling earphones) at left and center and a row o f Kinetoscopes at the right. Edison had exploited his phonograph by leasing it to special phonograph parlors, where the public paid a nickel to hear records through earphone s . ( O nly in 1 8 95 did phonographs become available for home use .

These were mostly actualities made by Alice Guy, the first female film­ maker. Ga umont's involvement in film production re- m ained limited in this era, since Leon was more c on ­ cerned with technical innovations in film e q u ipment. Building a production studio in 1 9 0 5 made Gaumont more prominent, largely through the work of director Louis Feuillade. 1 5 One of many reconstructed documentaries relati ng to the sinking of the American battleship Maine, which began the Span ish­ American War.

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