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Author Brasch, Ilka, author.

Title Film serials and the American cinema, 1910-1940 : operational detection / Ilka Brasch.

Publication Info. Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2018]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe JSTOR Open Ebooks  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (321 pages) : illustrations
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Film culture in transition
Film culture in transition.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Summary Before the advent of television, cinema offered serialised films as a source of weekly entertainment. This book traces the history from the days of silent screen heroines to the sound era's daring adventure serials, unearthing a thriving film culture beyond the self-contained feature. Through extensive archival research, Ilka Brasch details the aesthetic appeals of film serials within their context of marketing and exhibition and that they adapt the pleasures of a flourishing crime fiction culture to both serialised visual culture and the affordances of the media-modernity of the early 20th century. The study furthermore traces how film serials brought the broadcast model of radio and television to the big screen and thereby introduced models of serial storytelling that informed popular culture even beyond the serial's demise.
Note Print version record.
Contents Cover; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. The Operational Aesthetic; 3. Film Serials Between 1910 and 1940; 4. Detectives, Traces, and Repetition in The Exploits of Elaine; 5. Repetition, Reiteration, and Reenactment: Operational Detection; 6. Sound Serials: Media Contingency in the 1930s; 7. Conclusion: Telefilm, Cross-Media Migration, and the Demise of the Film Serial; Index of Names; Index of Film Titles; Index of Subjects
Subject Film serials -- History.
Electronic, holographic & video art.
Film theory & criticism.
Theatre studies.
PERFORMING ARTS -- Film -- History & Criticism.
ART -- Film & Video.
Film serials. (OCoLC)fst01715956
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
In: Books at JSTOR: Open Access. JSTOR
De Gruyter Open Books. De Gruyter
OAPEN (Open Access Publishing in European Networks). OAPEN
Other Form: Print version: Brasch, Ilka. Film serials and the American cinema, 1910-1940. Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2018] 9462986525 (OCoLC)1045157835
ISBN 9789048537808 (electronic bk.)
9048537800 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000064444571
AU@ 000067026305
AU@ 000067609058

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