Silent Cinema, an Introduction

Silent Cinema, an Introduction

Paperback Distributed for the British Film Institute

By (author) Paolo Cherchi Usai

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  • Publisher: BFI PUBLISHING
  • Format: Paperback | 229 pages
  • Dimensions: 147mm x 229mm x 18mm | 431g
  • Publication date: 26 November 2000
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0851707467
  • ISBN 13: 9780851707464
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: colour and b&w illustrations
  • Sales rank: 479,189

Product description

This revised guide to silent film studies contains two new chapters that present an analysis of color technology and aesthetics. They look at how silent films are saved, restored and made accessible via archives. Aided by new material, this book is a survey of the first 30 years in the history of film.

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Table of contents

Preface to the Revised and Expanded Edition (2000) David Robinson Preface to the First English Edition (1994) Kevin Brownlow Introduction: Burning Passions 1. The Romance of Celluloid 2. The Way of All Flesh Tones 3. The Ethics of Film Preservation 4. Raiders of the Lost Nitrate 5. F is for Filmography 6. Histoire Detective 7. Film History Pursued by Other Means Appendices 1: Film Measurement Tables 2: Moving Image Archives 3: Identification of Melie's Films by the Star Film Trademarks 1896--1913 4: Identification of Eastman Kodak Stock by its Edge Codes 1913--28 5: Identification of Pathe Films by heir Edge Marks 6: Film Mutilation and How to Prevent It (1924) 7: The Film Prayer