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Stan Brakhage the realm buster

by Marco Lori & Esther Leslie John Libbey Publishing (June 06, 2017)

Stan Brakhage’s body of work counts as one of the most important within post-war avant-garde cinema, and yet it has rarely been given the attention it deserves. Over the years, though, diverse and original...


Beasts of the Deep

by Jon Hackett & Sean Harrington John Libbey Publishing (February 02, 2018)

Beasts of the Deep: Sea Creatures and Popular Culture offers its readers an in-depth and interdisciplinary engagement with the sea and its monstrous inhabitants; through critical readings of folklore, weird...


Art in Motion, Revised Edition

by Maureen Furniss John Libbey Publishing (February 05, 2008)

Art in Motion is the first comprehensive examination of the aesthetics of animation in its many forms. It gives an overview of the relationship between animation studies and media studies, then focuses on specific...


Screening the Stage

by Steven Neale John Libbey Publishing (June 06, 2017)

Introduced by a comprehensive account of the factors governing the adaptation of stage plays and musicals in Hollywood from the early 1910s to the mid-to-late 1950s, Screening the Stage consists of a series...


The Kinetoscope

by Richard Brown & Barry Anthony John Libbey Publishing (September 20, 2017)

The 100th anniversary of cinema was marked throughout the world in 1995/6. Amongst the widespread celebrations it was largely overlooked that genuine motion pictures had been commercially shown 101 years earlier,...


Nordisk Films Kompagni 1906-1924, Volume 5

by Isak Thorsen John Libbey Publishing (June 06, 2017)

Nordisk Films Kompagni 1906–1924: The Rise and Fall of the Polar Bear is the first comprehensive study of the Danish film company, Nordisk Films Kompagni, in the silent era. Based on archival research, primarily...


Fort Lee

by Richard Koszarski John Libbey Publishing (March 02, 2005)

During the 1910s, motion pictures came to dominate every aspect of life in the suburban New Jersey community of Fort Lee. During the nickelodeon era, D.W. Griffith, Mary Pickford, and Mack Sennett would ferry...


Off the Planet

by Philip Hayward John Libbey Publishing (May 18, 2004)

Over the last decade, music and sound have been increasingly recognized as an important—if often neglected—aspect of film production and film studies. Off the Planet comprises a lively, stimulating, and...


The Man Who Made Movies

by Paul Spehr John Libbey Publishing (November 17, 2008)

W.K.L. Dickson was Thomas Edison's assistant in charge of the experimentation that led to the Kinetoscope and Kinetograph—the first commercially successful moving image machines. In 1891–1892, he established...


Making a Splash: Mermaids (and Mer-Men) in 20th and 21st Century Audiovisual Media

by Philip Hayward John Libbey Publishing (January 30, 2017)

Mermaids have been a feature of western cinema since its inception and the number of films, television series, and videos representing them has expanded exponentially since the 1980s. Making a Splash analyses...


Tex Avery: A Unique Legacy

by Floriane Place-Verghnes John Libbey Publishing (August 09, 2006)

Floriane Place-Verghnes examines the work of this great American animator. Focusing primarily on four facets of Avery's work, the author first concentrates on Avery's ability to depict the American attempt both...


Moving Images: From Edison to the Webcam

by John Fullerton & Astrid Söderbergh Widding John Libbey Publishing (June 22, 2000)

In 1888, Thomas Edison announced that he was experimenting on "an instrument which does for the eye what the phonograph does for the ear, which is the recording and reproduction of things in motion." Just as...


Early Cinema and the "National"

by Richard Abel, Giorgio Bertellini & Rob King John Libbey Publishing (December 17, 2008)

While many studies have been written on national cinemas, Early Cinema and the "National" is the first anthology to focus on the concept of national film culture from a wide methodological spectrum of interests,...


Beyond the Screen: Institutions, Networks, and Publics of Early Cinema

by Marta Braun, Charles Keil, Rob King & Paul Moore et al. John Libbey Publishing (August 22, 2012)

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...


American Cinematographers in the Great War, 1914-1918

by James W. Castellan, Ron van Dopperen & Cooper C. Graham John Libbey Publishing (February 09, 2015)

At the start of hostilities in World War I, when the United States was still neutral, American newsreel companies and newspapers sent a new kind of journalist, the film correspondent, to Europe to record the...


Screen Culture and the Social Question, 1880-1914, KINtop 3

by Ludwig Vogl-Bienek & Richard Crangle John Libbey Publishing (January 20, 2014)

Public performances using the magic or optical lantern became a prominent part of the social fabric of the late 19th century. Drawing on a rich variety of primary sources, Screen Culture and the Social Question,...


Handsome Heroes and Vile Villains: Masculinity in Disney's Feature Films

by Amy M. Davis John Libbey Publishing (January 31, 2014)

From the iconic Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) to Tangled, the 2010 retelling of Rapunzel, Handsome Heroes and Vile Villains looks at the portrayal of male characters in Disney films from the perspective...


Performing New Media, 1890-1915

by Kaveh Askari, Scott Curtis, Frank Gray & Louis Pelletier et al. John Libbey Publishing (May 29, 2014)

In the years before the First World War, showmen, entrepreneurs, educators, and scientists used magic lanterns and cinematographs in many contexts and many venues. To employ these silent screen technologies...


The Disney Fetish

by Seán J. Harrington John Libbey Publishing (February 09, 2015)

Long considered a figurehead of family values and wholesome adolescence, the Disney franchise has faced increasing criticism over its gendered representations of children in film, its stereotypical representations...


Alternative Projections: Experimental Film in Los Angeles, 1945-1980

by David E. James & Adam Hyman John Libbey Publishing (March 13, 2015)

Alternative Projections: Experimental Film in Los Angeles, 1945-1980 is a groundbreaking anthology that features papers from a conference and series of film screenings on postwar avant-garde filmmaking in Los...


The Matter of Vision: Affective Neurobiology & Cinema

Communications Media, Globalization, and Empire

by Oliver Boyd-Barrett John Libbey Publishing (February 20, 2007)

In Communications Media, Globalization, and Empire, an international team of experts analyze and critique the political economy of media communications worldwide. Their analysis takes particular account of the...


A Reader In Animation Studies

by Jayne Pilling John Libbey Publishing (May 22, 1998)

Cartoons-both from the classic Hollywood era and from more contemporary feature films and television series-offer a rich field for detailed investigation and analysis. Contributors draw on theories and methodology...


Early Cinema Today, KINtop 1: The Art of Programming and Live Performance

by Martin Loiperdinger John Libbey Publishing (January 11, 2012)

Invented in the 1890s and premiered in Paris by the Lumière brothers, the cinematograph along with Louis Le Prince's single-lens camera projector are considered by film historians to be the precursors to modern-day...


Experimental Film and Video: An Anthology

by Edited by Jackie Hatfield and Stephen Littman John Libbey Publishing (August 09, 2006)

The past 40 years of technological innovation have significantly altered the materials of production and revolutionized the possibilities for experiment and exhibition. Not since the invention of film has there...


Film 1900: Technology, Perception, Culture

by Klaus Kreimeier & Annemone Ligensa John Libbey Publishing (October 05, 2009)

The current digital revolution has sparked a renewed interest in the origins and trajectory of modern media, particularly in the years around 1900 when the technology was rapidly developing. This collection...