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Musser, Charles

Overview
Works: 88 works in 228 publications in 1 language and 7,721 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference proceedings  Exhibition catalogs  Biography  Catalogs  Silent films 
Roles: Producer, Editor, Director, Film editor, Author of introduction, Publishing director, Other
Classifications: PN1993.5.A1, 791.430232092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Charles Musser
The emergence of cinema : the American screen to 1907 by Charles Musser ( Book )
26 editions published between 1980 and 1997 in English and held by 1,393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Emergence of the Cinema: The American Screen to 1907
Before the nickelodeon : Edwin S. Porter and the Edison Manufacturing Company by Charles Musser ( Book )
13 editions published between 1986 and 1991 in English and held by 987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Edison the invention of the movies ( Visual )
7 editions published in 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Commercial motion pictures were invented at the Edison Laboratory between 1888 and 1893. Perhaps none of the component parts were strictly new, but the ability of Edison and his staff to reorganize them for a specific purpose was an extraordinary cultural achievement. In 1894, Edison was the sole producer of motion pictures in the world. Many Edison films continue to be impressive as the company employed such accomplished early directors as John Collins and Alan Crosland
Oscar Micheaux and his circle : African-American filmmaking and race cinema of the silent era ( Book )
7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fight Pictures a History of Boxing and Early Cinema by Dan Streible ( )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first filmed prizefight, Veriscope's Corbett-Fitzsimmons Fight (1897) became one of cinema's first major attractions, ushering in an era in which hugely successful boxing films helped transform a stigmatized sport into legitimate entertainment. Exploring a significant and fascinating period in the development of modern sports and media, Fight Pictures is the first work to chronicle the mostly forgotten story of how legitimate bouts, fake fights, comic sparring matches, and more came to silent-era screens and became part of American popular culture
Resisting images : essays on cinema and history ( Book )
4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
High-class moving pictures : Lyman H. Howe and the forgotten era of traveling exhibition, 1880-1920 by Charles Musser ( Book )
4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The magic of Méliès by Georges Méliès ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of 15 early motion picture films by Georges Méliès for his Star Film company. Also includes a documentary on the life and career of Méliès
Before the Nickelodeon the early cinema of Edwin S. Porter ( Visual )
26 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Publisher description: Between the years 1894 to 1908, Edwin S. Porter was the leading American filmmaker. Follows his movie career, from his first job installing Thomas Edison's Vitascope machines in New York, through his business as a film exhibitor, to his job as head of Edison's movie studio. There he created story films: Jack and the Beanstalk, The Life of an American Fireman, and The Great Train Robbery. By 1909, his film technique was old fashioned. Fired by Edison, he continued making films until 1915, but he had been left behind by new directors with new techniques
Moving pictures : American art and early film, 1880-1910 by Nancy Mowll Mathews ( Book )
6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This publication explores the complex relationship between American art and early film. From the photographs of Muybridge, Marey, and Eakins of the 1880s, to the first films of the 1890s which drew from established conventions of American art, to the New York films and art of the first decades of the twentieth century, the struggle between art and film both polarized and inspired the artists of its era."--BOOK JACKET
Thomas A. Edison and his kinetographic motion pictures by Charles Musser ( Book )
7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Comedy, spectacle and new horizons ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of early motion picture films, focusing especially on the first films that began to reflect modern cinematic conventions. Includes works by Pathé Frères, Max Linder, the Vitagraph Company, Alice Guy Blaché, and D.W. Griffith
Experimentation and discovery ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of early motion picture films from the first 10 years of medium, including works by Cecil Hepworth, George Howard Cricks, John Howard Martin, Pathé Frères, and the Edison Manufacturing Company
Edison motion pictures, 1890-1900 : an annotated filmography by Charles Musser ( Book )
8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Before Hollywood : turn-of-the-century film from American archives ( Book )
2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The European pioneers ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of early motion picture films from Europe, including works by Auguste and Louis Lumière, Robert W. Paul, George Albert Smith, James Bamforth & James A. Williamson
Between the wars ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1987 and 1998 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the events between World War I and World War II
Latin America intervention in our own backyard ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1978 and 2005 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores early U.S. policy in the Caribbean and Central and South America as Pan-American relations deteriorated until, in 1933, President Roosevelt abolished the Monroe doctrine of intervention
The Great Depression and foreign affairs ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents America during the Depression and how the economic collapse changed America's outlook on the world
1877, the grand army of starvation ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1984 and 2006 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A nationwide rebellion brought the United States to a standstill in the summer of 1877. Eighty thousand railroad workers walked out, joined by hundreds of thousands of Americans outraged by the excesses of the railroad companies and the misery of a four-year economic depression. Police, state militia, and federal troops clashed with strikers and sympathizers, leaving over one hundred dead and thousands injured. The Great Uprising inaugurated a new era of conflict over the meaning of America in the industrial age
 
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