George Kleine And American Cinema: The Movie Business And Film Culture In The Silent Era by Joel FrykholmGeorge Kleine And American Cinema: The Movie Business And Film Culture In The Silent Era by Joel Frykholm

George Kleine And American Cinema: The Movie Business And Film Culture In The Silent Era

byJoel Frykholm

Hardcover | October 30, 2015

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This fascinating exploration of a key area in American cinematic history examines the period from 1890 to 1930 through the lens of the career of the hugely influential American film producer George Kleine, who both helped instigate the transformation of the motion picture business, and fell victim to the changes.

Joel Frykholm is Research Associate and Lecturer in the Department of Media Studies at Stockholm University, Sweden.
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Title:George Kleine And American Cinema: The Movie Business And Film Culture In The Silent EraFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 6.14 × 6.14 × 0.76 inPublished:October 30, 2015Publisher:British Film InstituteLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1844577694

ISBN - 13:9781844577699

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.- Introduction.- 1. From the Optical Store to the MPPC.- 2. The Breakthrough of the Multi-reel Feature Film.- 3. After the Feature, Part 1: Standardisation, Differentiation and Branding (and the Search for the 'Punch'.- 4. After the Feature, Part 2: George Kleine's Conservatism and the American Motion Picture Industry's Economy of 'Recklessness'.- 5. 'The Purer Ether of Selective Cinema': George Kleine, Non-theatrical Cinema and Early Hollywood.- Conclusion (and an epilogue).- Notes.- Bibliography.- Index.