Beyond the Screen

Beyond the Screen

Institutions, Networks, and Publics of Early Cinema
Edited by Marta Braun, Charles Keil, Rob King, Paul Moore and Louis Pelletier
Distribution: Global
Publication date: 08/22/2012
Format: Paperback 65 b&w illus.
ISBN: 978-0-861-96703-2
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The visionaries of early motion pictures thought that movies could do more than just entertain. They imagined the medium had the potential to educate and motivate the audience. In national and local contexts from Europe, North America, and around the world, early filmmakers entered the domains of science and health education, social and religious uplift, labor organizing and political campaigning. Beyond the Screen captures this pioneering vision of the future of cinema.

Author Bio

Marta Braun is Professor and Director of the Graduate Program in Photographic Preservation and Collections Management at Ryerson University in Toronto.

Charles Keil is Director of the Cinema Studies Institute and Associate Professor in the Department of History, University of Toronto.

Rob King is Assistant Professor of Cinema Studies and History, University of Toronto.

Paul Moore is Associate Professor of Communication and Culture at Ryerson University.

Louis Pelletier is a PhD candidate at Concordia University, where he is researching the history of film exhibition in Montreal.

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