Download e-book for iPad: Alice Guy Blaché: Lost Visionary of the Cinema by Alison McMahan

By Alison McMahan

ISBN-10: 0826451578

ISBN-13: 9780826451576

Alice man BlachT (1873-1968), the world's first lady filmmaker, used to be one of many key figures within the improvement of narrative movie. From 1896 to 1920 she directed four hundred motion pictures (including over a hundred synchronized sound films), produced countless numbers extra, and was once the first--and up to now the only--woman to possess and run her personal studio plant (The Solax Studio in fortress Lee, NJ, 1910-1914). notwithstanding, her function in movie background was once thoroughly forgotten until eventually her personal memoirs have been released in 1976. This new ebook tells her existence tale and fills in lots of gaps left by way of the memoirs. man BlachT's existence and profession reflected momentous adjustments within the movie undefined, and the lengthy time-span and sheer quantity of her output makes her movies a fertile territory for the applying of latest theories of cinema heritage, the advance of movie narrative, and feminist movie idea. The e-book offers a detailed research of the single hundred man BlachT motion pictures that continue to exist, and within the strategy rewrites early cinema history.

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