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Musser, Charles

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Most widely held works by Charles Musser
The emergence of cinema : the American screen to 1907 by Charles Musser( Book )

32 editions published between 1980 and 1997 in English and held by 1,282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume examines the development of film and the film industry from its development through 1906 and the political and economic background that influenced it
Edison the invention of the movies by Thomas A Edison( Visual )

8 editions published between 1918 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 715 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
Before the nickelodeon : Edwin S. Porter and the Edison Manufacturing Company by Charles Musser( Book )

12 editions published between 1986 and 1991 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oscar Micheaux and his circle : African-American filmmaking and race cinema of the silent era by Giornate del cinema muto di Pordenone( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Resisting images : essays on cinema and history( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

High-class moving pictures : Lyman H. Howe and the forgotten era of traveling exhibition, 1880-1920 by Charles Musser( Book )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The magic of Méliès by Georges Méliès( Visual )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 336 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 )

29 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in English and held by 318 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 )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 314 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."--Jacket
Thomas A. Edison and his kinetographic motion pictures by Charles Musser( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedy, spectacle and new horizons( Visual )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 291 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
The thin blue line by Errol Morris( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1976, Randall Adams was wrongly sentenced to death for the murder of a Dallas policeman. Errol Morris' documentary exposed the truth of the case and is credited with overturning Adams' conviction
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 )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before Hollywood : turn-of-the-century film from American archives( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The European pioneers( Visual )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 147 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
Coney Island : visions of an American dreamland, 1861-2008 by Robin Jaffee Frank( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Called "America's playground," Coney Island is a world-famous resort and national cultural symbol that has inspired music, literature, and films. This groundbreaking book is the first to look at the site's enduring status as inspiration for artists throughout the ages, from its inception as an elite seaside resort in the mid-19th century, to its evolution into an entertainment mecca for the masses, with the eventual closing of its iconic amusement park, Astroland, in 2008 after decades of urban decline. How artists chose to portray Coney Island between 1861 and 2008--in tableaux of wonder and menace, hope and despair, dreams and nightmares--mirrored the aspirations and disappointments of the era. This dazzling catalogue highlights more than 200 images from Coney Island's history, including paintings, drawings, photographs, prints, posters, film stills, architectural artifacts, and carousel animals. An extraordinary array of artists is represented, from George Bellows, William Merritt Chase, Reginald Marsh, and Joseph Stella to Diane Arbus, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Robert Frank, Red Grooms, Weegee, and Swoon. Essays by prominent scholars analyze Coney Island through its imagery and ephemera as both a place and an idea--one that reflected the collective soul of the nation." -- Publisher's description
Latin America intervention in our own backyard( Visual )

5 editions published between 1978 and 2005 in English and held by 90 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
Between the wars( Visual )

2 editions published between 1987 and 1998 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the events between World War I and World War II
Fight pictures : a history of boxing and early cinema by Dan Streible( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 2 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
 
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The emergence of cinema : the American screen to 1907
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Charles Musser American academic

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English (146)

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Oscar Micheaux and his circle : African-American filmmaking and race cinema of the silent eraMoving pictures : American art and early film, 1880-1910Thomas A. Edison and his kinetographic motion picturesEdison motion pictures, 1890-1900 : an annotated filmography