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The Resource The cinema and its shadow : race and technology in early cinema, Alice Maurice

The cinema and its shadow : race and technology in early cinema, Alice Maurice

Label
The cinema and its shadow : race and technology in early cinema
Title
The cinema and its shadow
Title remainder
race and technology in early cinema
Statement of responsibility
Alice Maurice
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Cinema and Its Shadow argues that race has defined the cinematic apparatus since the earliest motion pictures, especially at times of technological transition. In particular, this work explores how racial difference became central to the resolving of cinematic problems: the stationary camera, narrative form, realism, the synchronization of image and sound, and, perhaps most fundamentally, the immaterial image--the cinema's "shadow," which figures both the material reality of the screen image and its racist past. Discussing early "race subjects," Alice Maurice demonstrates that these films influenced cinematic narrative in lasting ways by helping to determine the relation between stillness and motion, spectacle and narrative drive. The book examines how motion picture technology related to race, embodiment, and authenticity at specific junctures in cinema's development, including the advent of narratives, feature films, and sound. In close readings of such films as The Cheat, Shadows, and Hallelujah!, Maurice reveals how the rhetoric of race repeatedly embodies film technology, endowing it with a powerful mix of authenticity and magic. In this way, the racialized subject became the perfect medium for showing off, shoring up, and reintroducing the cinematic apparatus at various points in the history of American film. Moving beyond analyzing race in purely thematic or ideological terms, Maurice traces how it shaped the formal and technological means of the cinema
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Maurice, Alice
Dewey number
791.43/6552
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.M56
LC item number
M38 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Minorities in motion pictures
  • Race in motion pictures
  • Motion picture industry
Label
The cinema and its shadow : race and technology in early cinema, Alice Maurice
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes filmography
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: embodying cinema -- Performing body, performing image: race and the boundaries of early cinematic narrative -- Face, race, and screen: close-ups and the transition to the feature film -- Recasting shadows: race, image, and audience -- "Cinema at its source": synchronizing race and sound in the early talkies -- Conclusion: red, white, and blue: digital cinema, race, and avatar
Control code
816563784
Extent
pages cm.
Isbn
9780816678051
Isbn Type
(pb : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012043821
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)816563784
Label
The cinema and its shadow : race and technology in early cinema, Alice Maurice
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes filmography
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: embodying cinema -- Performing body, performing image: race and the boundaries of early cinematic narrative -- Face, race, and screen: close-ups and the transition to the feature film -- Recasting shadows: race, image, and audience -- "Cinema at its source": synchronizing race and sound in the early talkies -- Conclusion: red, white, and blue: digital cinema, race, and avatar
Control code
816563784
Extent
pages cm.
Isbn
9780816678051
Isbn Type
(pb : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012043821
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)816563784

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