Detailed film history, with an emphasis on German film. Incorporates a lot of technical information focusing on nineteenth century cinematic entertainments and early cinema. Topics include: magic lanterns, German film art and economic relations. Ludwig Doebler - Reynaud - Niepce - Daguerre - Hyatt - George Eastman - Hannibal Goodwin - mutosope - magic box - cinetoscope - Osckar Messter - first Berlin film places - Graf and Davidson - Berlin as film metropolis - film as demagogue - film as new art - UFA - Scandinavion film invasion - Viktor Sjoestroem - Mauritz Stiller - Greta Garbo - competition between powerful film countries - film and censorship - Expressionism - Avant-Garde - Bagier - Massolle - Ruttmann - sound film, a German invention - Murnau - Arnold Fanck. Lots of photographs.

Item number 46283
Category Book
Type Criticism/History
Dimensions height 246mm; width 179mm; thickness 75mm
Language German
Country of origin Germany
Related people Friedrich von Zglinicki (author)

Part of the Bill Douglas and Peter Jewell Collection