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Crafton, Donald

Overview
Works: 37 works in 150 publications in 3 languages and 3,909 library holdings
Genres: History  Reference works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Silent films  Animated films  Short films 
Roles: Author, Other
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Donald Crafton
The talkies : American cinema's transition to sound, 1926-1931 by Donald Crafton( Book )

24 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in English and Italian and held by 1,302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume examines the development of film and the film industry from 1926 to 1931 and the political and economic background that influenced it
Emile Cohl, caricature, and film by Donald Crafton( )

23 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in English and held by 1,279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the definitive biography of Emile Cohl (1857-1938), one of the most important pioneers of the art of the animated cartoon and an innovative contributor to popular graphic humor at a critical moment when it changed from traditional caricature to the modern comic strip. This profusely illustrated book provides not only a wealth of information on Cohl's life but also an analysis of his contribution to the development of the animation film in both France and the United States and an interpretation of how the new genre fit into the historical shift from a "primitive" to a "classical" cinema. "Beautiful in look and design, with stunning reproductions from films and newspapers, Emile Cohl, Caricature, and Film offers a biography of a figure who virtually created the European art of animation... In its theory and history, the book is one of the most important contributions to [the field of animated film]. But [it] is central for film study per se, offering a fresh, exciting look at the complicated world of early cinema."--Dana Polan, Film Quarterly"
Before Mickey : the animated film, 1898-1928 by Donald Crafton( Book )

29 editions published between 1982 and 1993 in English and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An in-depth history of animation from 1898-1928 that includes accounts of mechanical ingenuity, marketing and art. The text explains techniques of sketching and camera work, and discusses the styles of such animators as Winsor McCay and Ladislas Starevitch, placing work in its social and economic context
Shadow of a mouse : performance, belief, and world-making in animation by Donald Crafton( Book )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Animation variously entertains, enchants, and offends, yet there have been no convincing explanations of how these films do so. Shadow of a Mouse proposes performance as the common touchstone for understanding the principles underlying the construction, execution, and reception of cartoons. Donald Crafton's interdisciplinary methods draw on film and theater studies, art history, aesthetics, cultural studies, and performance studies to outline a personal view of animated cinema that illuminates its systems of belief and world making. He wryly asks: Are animated characters actors and stars, just like humans? Why do their performances seem live and present, despite our knowing that they are drawings? Why is animation obsessed with distressing the body? Why were California regional artists and Stanislavsky so influential on Disney? Why are the histories of animation and popular theater performance inseparable? How was pictorial space constructed to accommodate embodied acting? Do cartoon performances stimulate positive or negative behaviors in audiences? Why is there so much extreme eating? And why are seemingly insignificant shadows vitally important? Ranging from classics like The Three Little Pigs to contemporary works by vankmajer and Plympton, these essays will engage the reader's imagination as much as the subject of animation performance itself."--Publisher's description
History of the american cinema, american's cinema transition to sound, 1926-1931 by Donald Crafton( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before Mickey : an animated anthology( Visual )

3 editions published between 1982 and 1988 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a look at animated films with examples of every genre of animation. Contains many films not in distribution elsewhere; included are works by Winsor McCay, Max and Dave Fleischer, Otto Messmer, as well as some early efforts by UB Iwerks and Walt Disney
History of the American cinema / the american cinema in the 1940s by Thomas Gerard Schatz( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of the American cinema. Hollywood as a modern business enterprise 1930-1939 by Tino Balio( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of the American cinema by Charles Musser( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

V. 1. The emergence of cinema : the American screen to 1907 / Charles Musser -- v. 2. The transformation of cinema, 1907-1915 / Eileen Bowser -- v. 3. An evening's entertainment : the age of the silent feature picture, 1915-1928 / Richard Koszarski -- v. 4. The talkies : American cinema's transition to sound, 1926-1931 / Donald Crafton -- v. 5. Grand design : Hollywood as a modern business enterprise, 1930-1939 / Tino Balio -- v. 6. Boom and bust : the American cinema in the 1940s / Thomas Schatz -- v. 7. Transforming the screen, 1950-1959 / Peter Lev -- v. 8. The sixties, 1960-1969 / Paul Monaco -- v. 9. Lost illusions : American cinema in the shadow of Watergate and Vietnam, 1970-1979 / David A. Cook -- v. 10. A new pot of gold : Hollywood under the electronic rainbow, 1980-1989 / Stephen Prince
History of the American cinema( Book )

in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of the american cinema. the age of the silent feature picture, 1915-1928 by Richard Koszarski( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of the American cinema / 1907-1915 / Eileen Bowser by Eileen Bowser( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of the American cinema. 1960-1969 by Paul Monaco( Book )

in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wee Deoch an' Doris ;Bonnie Maggie Tamson by Harry Lauder( Recording )

in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of the American cinema. American cinema in the shadow of Watergate and Vietnam, 1970-1979 by David A Cook( Book )

in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emile Cohl and the origins of the animated film by Donald Crafton( )

2 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of the American cinema. Hollywood under the electronic rainbow, 1980-1989 by Stephen Prince( Book )

in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early cinema audiences = Les spectateurs au début du cinéma( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in Miscellaneous languages and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The moving image 15.2: the journal of the association of moving image archivists (fall 2015) by Donald Crafton( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Art of the animated image : an anthology( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The talkies : American cinema's transition to sound, 1926-1931 History of the american cinema, american's cinema transition to sound, 1926-1931
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Before Mickey : the animated film, 1898-1928History of the american cinema, american's cinema transition to sound, 1926-1931History of the American cinema / the american cinema in the 1940sHistory of the American cinema. Hollywood as a modern business enterprise 1930-1939History of the American cinemaHistory of the American cinemaHistory of the american cinema. the age of the silent feature picture, 1915-1928History of the American cinema / 1907-1915 / Eileen Bowser
Alternative Names
Clayton Crafton, Donald 1947-

Crafton Donald C.

Crafton, Donald Clayton 1947-

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