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Alison McMahan's Alice Guy Blaché: Lost Visionary of the Cinema PDF

By Alison McMahan

Alice man BlachT (1873-1968), the world's first lady filmmaker, was once 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 thousands extra, and was once the first--and thus far the only--woman to possess and run her personal studio plant (The Solax Studio in castle Lee, NJ, 1910-1914). besides the fact that, her position in movie background was once thoroughly forgotten till her personal memoirs have been released in 1976. This new booklet tells her existence tale and fills in lots of gaps left through the memoirs. man BlachT's lifestyles and occupation reflected momentous adjustments within the movie undefined, and the lengthy time-span and sheer quantity of her output makes her motion pictures a fertile territory for the applying of recent theories of cinema background, the improvement of movie narrative, and feminist movie concept. The publication presents an in depth research of the only hundred man BlachT movies that live to tell the tale, and within the strategy rewrites early cinema history.

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