Archive • September 2011

More Books, Always More Books

posted September 25, 2011

More Books, Always More Books

In MIAN’s book pages, this week, you’ll find descriptions of heaps of new publications relating to film, video, television, and moving-image archiving – Zaprudered: The Kennedy Assassination Film in Visual Culture by Øyvind Vagnes (University of Texas Press, September), Chinese Women’s Cinema: Transnational Contexts, edited by Lingzhen Wang (Columbia University Press, August), Masculinity and Film Performance:

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3,000 Hours Of 9/11 Television Coverage

posted September 7, 2011

3,000 Hours Of 9/11 Television Coverage

The Internet Archive, a California-based organization that collects audio, moving images, and Web pages for historical purposes, has built a site collecting more than 3000 hours of television coverage by American networks and others from cities around the world. Titled Understanding 9/11: A Television News Archive, the site is designed as a resource for scholars,

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Portraits of San Francisco Movie Theatres

posted September 7, 2011

Portraits of San Francisco Movie Theatres

From the Rediscovered in Old Email File comes word of this outstanding book from way back in October 2010: Rebecca McBride’s Left in the Dark: Portraits of San Francisco Movie Theatres (Charta Books) features 59 photographs and 11 essays by curators and writers, including Gary Meyer, a programmer for the Telluride Film Festival and owner

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Polish Star Rises Again

posted September 7, 2011

Pola Negri, from a contemporary postcard. Photo: Polish National Film Archive.

Pola Negri's early vehicle, "Mania," Rediscovered and fully restored. She dazzled audiences in her day – even Chaplin and Valentino. Hardly a household name, now, Pola Negri was nonetheless one of the most exotic stars of the silent-film era, famed in the United States and Europe.

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A Century of Sooner Cinema

posted September 3, 2011

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Shot in Oklahoma: A Century of Sooner State Cinema by John Wooley (University of Oklahoma Press) A former entertainment writer with the Tulsa World and author, co-author, or editor of more than 20 books traces the history of cinema in Oklahoma since 1904, when a Thomas Edison crew came from New Jersey to film cowboys

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What the DVD has done for the study of film.

posted September 2, 2011

What the DVD has done for the study of film.

In their recent book, The DVD and the Study of Film: The Attainable Text (Palgrave Macmillan), Mark Parker, a professor of English at James Madison University, and Deborah Parker, a professor of Italian at the University of Virginia, consider how the study and reception of film has changed with the advent of movies on DVD

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