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  1. Before the Nickelodeon : Edwin S. Porter and the Edison Manufacturing Company

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    QuellenartElektronische Volltexte & Multimedia>>Selbständige Veröffentlichungen>>
    UrheberMusser, Charles
    Verleger University of California Press <Berkeley, Calif.>
    Umfang 591 S.
    Schlagworte FWFilmgeschichtsschreibung; Filmwirtschaft; USA
    Freie Schlagworte FW Edwin S. Porter; Edison Manufacturing Company
    Beschreibung "The first fifteen years of commercial motion pictures were extraordinary: film practices and the films not only differed fundamentally from today's counterparts but also underwent an unparalleled series of changes. During this formative period, Edwin S. Porter emerged as America's foremost filmmaker. Although many books have been written on D. W. Griffith, John Ford, and Orson Welles, not one has been published on the creator of The Great Train Robbery . This study is both a biography of the filmmaker Edwin S. Porter and an industrial history of the Edison Manufacturing Company from the beginning of commercial motion pictures through 1909—roughly until the formation of the Motion Picture Patents Company. This double focus is appropriate, for Porter and the Edison Company were associated in one form or another from the spring of 1896, when Porter entered the motion picture industry with a group that owned rights to "Edison's Vitascope," until 1909, when he left Edison's employ. In the interim, he worked for the Edison-licensed Eden Musee and then joined the Edison Manufacturing Company in late 1900. Within a few months he was a key member of the production team operating out of Edison's new motion picture studio. Within another two and a half years, he had become "head of negative production," a position he retained for the next six years." (Information des Anbieters; aus der Einleitung)
    Inhaltsverzeichnis/StrukturForeword; Introduction; Porter's Early Years. 1870-1896; Edison and the Kinetoscope: 1888-1895; Cinema, a Screen Novelty: 1895-1897; Producer and Exhibitor as Co-Creators: 1897-1900; The Production Company Assumes Greater Control: 1900-1902; A Close Look at Life of an American Fireman: 1902-1903; Story Films Become the Dominant Product: 1903-1904; Articulating an Old-Middle-Class Ideology: 1904-1905; Elaborating on the Established Mode of Representation: 1905-1907; As Cinema Becomes Mass Entertainment, Porter Resists: 1907-1908; Edison Lets Porter Go: 1908-1909; Postscript; Appendices
    Themen FWFilm>>Biographie, Filmgeschichte; Film>>Filmwirtschaft, Finanzierung
    RVK FWAP 44983; AP 58300
    DDC FWHistorische, geografische, personenbezogene Behandlung
    geographischer BezugNordamerika>>USA (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)>>
    zeitlicher BezugNeuzeit, 1500 – 1899>>19. Jahrhundert, 1800 - 1899>>; 20. Jahrhundert, 1900 – 1999>>1900 - 1919>>