Early Cinema Today

Early Cinema Today - KINtop 1

The Art of Programming and Live Performance
Edited by Martin Loiperdinger
Distribution: North America and Asia
Publication date: 12/21/2011
Format: paper 160 pages, 30 color; 29 b&w
6 x 9
ISBN: 978-0-86196-702-5
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Invented in the 1890s and premiered in Paris by the Lumière brothers, the cinematograph along with Louis Le Prince's single-lens camera projector are considered by film historians to be the precursors to modern-day motion picture devices. These early movies were often shown in town halls, on fairgrounds, and in theaters, requiring special showmanship skills to effectively work the equipment and entertain onlookers. Within the last decade, film archives and film festivals have unearthed this lost art and have featured outstanding examples of the culture of early cinema reconfigured for today's audiences.
Distributed for John Libbey Publishing

Author Bio

Martin Loiperdinger is Professor of Media Studies at Trier University and has published articles, books, television shows, exhibitions, and DVDs on the topic of early cinema.

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"Early Cinema Today provides practitioners with innovative ideas on how to engage potential audiences, while providing scholars with valuable insight into how film archivists and curators shape perceptions of early cinema and, through this, the direction of film scholarship." —The Moving Image

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Table of Contents

Preface Martin Loiperdinger

Introduction
Stimulating the Audience: Early Cinema’s Short Film Programme Format 1906 to 1912 Andrea Haller and Martin Loiperdinger

I. Programming and Performing Early Cinema Today: Outstanding Examples
The Best Years of Film History: A Hundred Years Ago Mariann Lewinsky

‘From the Bottom of the Sea’: Early Film at the Oberhausen Festival Tom Gunning

From the Past to the Future: Suffragettes: Extremists of Visibility in Berlin Madeleine Bernstorff

Silent Films in their First Decades: Objects for Research or for Exhibition? Eric de Kuyper

Programming the Local: Mitchell & Kenyon and the Local Film Show Vanessa Toulmin

II. Crazy Cinématographe:
Early Cinema Performance on the Luxembourg Fairground
Back to the Future: Early Cinema and Late Economy of Attention: An interim report about Crazy Cinématographe Claude Bertemes and Nicole Dahlen

The Crazy Cinématographe, or the Art of the Impromptu Spectator Dick Tomasovic

The Art of Crazy Programming: Documentation of Crazy Cinématographe Programmes, 2007 to 2010 Claude Bertemes and Nicole Dahlen

Conclusion
Programming and Performing Early Cinema Today: Strategies and Dispositifs Frank Kessler

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