The Photodrama

Thus we come to the inception and introduction of a new medium of artistic expression that is destined to be numbered among the Fine Arts . While the Photodrama is closely allied and dependent upon both Fiction and Dramatic Literature ...

Author: Henry Albert Phillips


ISBN: NYPL:33433082516919

Category: Motion picture plays

Page: 221

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The Photodrama Its Place Among the Fine Arts

The photodrama is a complex — nay , a truly composite art . At first blush , it would seem a deliberate exaggeration to say that a director of photodramas is constantly required to exercise a knowledge of the principles of painting ...

Author: William Morgan Hannon


ISBN: UOM:39015003841825

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 52

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The Classical Hollywood Cinema

78; Henry Albert Phillips, The Photodrama (Larchmont, New York: Stanhope-Dodge Publishing Co., 1914), p. 52; Capt Leslie T.Peacocke, 'Logical continuity,' Photoplay, 11, no. 5 (April 1917): 111. 5 Epes Winthrop Sargent, ...

Author: David Bordwell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134988099

Category: Social Science

Page: 658

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'A dense, challenging and important book.' Philip French Observer 'At the very least, this blockbuster is probably the best single volume history of Hollywood we're likely to get for a very long time.' Paul Kerr City Limits 'Persuasively argued, the book is also packed with facts, figures and photographs.' Nigel Andrews Financial Times Acclaimed for their breakthrough approach, Bordwell, Staiger and Thompson analyze the basic conditions of American film-making as a historical institution and consider to what extent Hollywood film production constitutes a systematic enterprise, in both its style and its business operations. Despite differences of director, genre or studio, most Hollywood films operate within a set of shared assumptions about how a film should look and sound. Such assumptions are neither natural nor inevitable; but because classical-style films have been the type most widely seen, they have come to be accepted as the 'norm' of film-making and viewing. The authors show how these classical conventions were formulated and standardized, and how they responded to the arrival of sound, colour, widescreen ratios and stereophonic sound. They argue that each new technological development has served a function within an existing narrational system. The authors also examine how the Hollywood cinema standardized the film-making process itself. They describe how, over the course of its history, Hollywood developed distinct modes of production in a constant search for maximum efficiency, predictability and novelty. Set apart by its combination of theoretical analysis and empirical evidence, this book is the standard work on the classical Hollywood cinema style of film-making from the silent era to the 1960s. Now available in paperback, it is a 'must' for film students, lecturers and all those seriously interested in the development of the film industry.

Gustave Dor and the Modern Biblical Imagination

Of the nearly 500 images in the PhotoDrama (derived primarily from the Briggs catalogue), dozens are either reproductions of Doré's illustrations or Beale's redrawn versions. Once again, the category of “biblical” imagery is broad in ...

Author: Sarah C. Schaefer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190075811

Category: Art

Page: 376

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Gustave Doré and the Modern Biblical Imagination explores the role of biblical imagery in modernity through the lens of Gustave Doré (1832-83), whose work is among the most reproduced and adapted scriptural imagery in the history of Judeo-Christianity. First published in France in late 1865, Doré's Bible illustrations received widespread critical acclaim among both religious and lay audiences, and the next several decades saw unprecedented dissemination of the images on an international scale. In 1868, the Doré Gallery opened in London, featuring monumental religious paintings that drew 2.5 million visitors over the course of a quarter-century; when the gallery's holdings travelled to the United States in 1892, exhibitions at venues like the Art Institute of Chicago drew record crowds. The United States saw the most creative appropriations of Doré's images among a plethora of media, from prayer cards and magic lantern slides to massive stained-glass windows and the spectacular epic films of Cecile B. DeMille. This book repositions biblical imagery at the center of modernity, an era that has often been defined through a process of secularization, and argues that Doré's biblical imagery negotiated the challenges of visualizing the Bible for modern audiences in both sacred and secular contexts. A set of texts whose veracity and authority were under unprecedented scrutiny in this period, the Bible was at the center of a range of historical, theological, and cultural debates. Gustave Doré is at the nexus of these narratives, as his work established the most pervasive visual language for biblical imagery in the past two and a half centuries, and constitutes the means by which the Bible has persistently been translated visually.

George Kleine and American Cinema

In late 1913 and early 1914, Kleine, Alfredo Gondolfi and Mario A. Stevani set up the Photodrama Producing Company of Italy.14 The three parties came to a verbal agreement in November 1913, announced the new company in December, ...

Author: Joel Frykholm

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781838715922

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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George Kleine was a New York City optician who moved to Chicago in 1893 to set up an optical store. In 1896 he branched out and began selling motion picture equipment and films. Within a few years he becameAmerica's largest film distributor and a pivotal figure in the movie business. In chronicling the career of this motion picture pioneer – including his rapid rise to fame and fortune, but also his gradual downfall after 1915 as the era of Hollywood began – Joel Frykholm provides an in-depth account of the emergence of the motion picture business in the United States and its development throughout the silent era. Through the lens of Kleine's fascinating career, this book explores how motion pictures gradually transformed from a novelty into an economic and cultural institution central to both American life and an increasingly globalised culture of mass entertainment.

A Beginner s Guide to Screen Writing Step by Step Instructions to Plot Character and Continuity Including Exercises to Complete at the End of Each Chapter

In Chapter 10, it was shown that the suspense of a photodrama is largely conditioned on doubt, which is induced by obstacles that rise to oppose the characters and shape the events. We may almost say that there is in life no aspiration ...

Author: Howard T. Dimick

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781473382831

Category: Drama

Page: 172

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A classic guide to creating and writing your first screenplay, including chapters on, basic problems, plot and plotting, externalizing the play, surprise or the unforeseen, character development and much more.

D W Griffith Master of Cinema

Interest becomes more tense as the photodrama proceeds, with climax succeding climax — each outrivalling its immediate predecessor — until the scene showing the great amphitheatre is reached and eclipses all of them.

Author: Ira H. Gallen

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 9781460260999

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 582

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Exhaustively researched and accessibly written, D.W. Griffith: Master of Cinema is a remarkably comprehensive biography of the legendary director and his days creating his craft at the American Biograph Company between 1908 through 1913. Meticulously detailed, utilizing a wealth of archival documents and photographs, the book effectively details Griffith’s place as a film pioneer. Even a casual film fan can see the lines being drawn from the techniques Griffith developed to modern cinematic experience. Ira Gallen’s exploration of Griffith’s family and his early life sets the stage for his career, and give great context for who he would become. His intricate details about early stage and film paint such a vivid and evocative picture of the time that you will be truly drawn into another world while reading it.

Monitoring the Movies

Parkhurst was “present at the meeting of the General Committee” when the Photodrama Company returned with an edited version of Warning!, which the Ohio board passed in revised form. On 7 December 1916, McGuire invited Parkhurst to ...

Author: Jennifer Fronc

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9781477313954

Category: History

Page: 202

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As movies took the country by storm in the early twentieth century, Americans argued fiercely about whether municipal or state authorities should step in to control what people could watch when they went to movie theaters, which seemed to be springing up on every corner. Many who opposed the governmental regulation of film conceded that some entity—boards populated by trusted civic leaders, for example—needed to safeguard the public good. The National Board of Review of Motion Pictures (NB), a civic group founded in New York City in 1909, emerged as a national cultural chaperon well suited to protect this emerging form of expression from state incursions. Using the National Board's extensive files, Monitoring the Movies offers the first full-length study of the NB and its campaign against motion-picture censorship. Jennifer Fronc traces the NB's Progressive-era founding in New York; its evolving set of "standards" for directors, producers, municipal officers, and citizens; its "city plan," which called on citizens to report screenings of condemned movies to local officials; and the spread of the NB's influence into the urban South. Ultimately, Monitoring the Movies shows how Americans grappled with the issues that arose alongside the powerful new medium of film: the extent of the right to produce and consume images and the proper scope of government control over what citizens can see and show.

Anthropological Perspectives on the Religious Uses of Mobile Apps

In this way, the PhotoDrama is radically transformed during subject-formation as an object of ethical work, emplacing not only the student, but the ethical objects, in the kingdom of God.6 Ethical object-formation then—if only ...

Author: Jacqueline H. Fewkes

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030263768

Category: Religion

Page: 248

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This edited volume deploys digital ethnography in varied contexts to explore the cultural roles of mobile apps that focus on religious practice and communities, as well as those used for religious purposes (whether or not they were originally developed for that purpose). Combining analyses of local contexts with insights and methods from the global subfield of digital anthropology, the contributors here recognize the complex ways that in-app and on-ground worlds interact in a wide range of communities and traditions. While some of the case studies emphasize the cultural significance of use in local contexts and relationships to pre-existing knowledge networks and/or non-digital relationships of power, others explore the globalizing and democratizing influences of mobile apps as communication technologies. From Catholic confession apps to Jewish Kaddish assistance apps and Muslim halal food apps, readers will see how religious-themed mobile apps create complex sites for potential new forms of religious expression, worship, discussion, and practices.

Photodrama of Creation

Never before had sound and color been incorporated into motion pictures. It was the crowning feature of his ministry. This book features the a reproduction of the complete text and photographs of that film.

Author: Charles Taze Russell

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1441468293


Page: 100

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In 1912 Charles Taze Russell and his associates embarked on a bold educational venture that was far ahead of its time. It was a combination motion picture and hand painted slide presentation, synchronized with musical recordings and phonograph recorded talks. In the last three years of his life approximately eight million people all over the world saw and heard Pastor Russell on film as he introduced his epic motion picture, THE PHOTODRAMA OF CREATION. It broke all records in attendance and technology. Never before had sound and color been incorporated into motion pictures. It was the crowning feature of his ministry. This book features the a reproduction of the complete text and photographs of that film.

Jehovah s Witnesses and the Secular World

The London Opera House was apparently so full for one showing that people were denied entry.37 Russell wrote an accompanying book, a slender volume with illustrations and accompanying text called Scenario of the PhotoDrama of ...

Author: Zoe Knox

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137396051

Category: History

Page: 316

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This book examines the historic tensions between Jehovah’s Witnesses and government authorities, civic organisations, established churches and the broader public. Witnesses originated in the 1870s as small, loose-knit groups calling themselves Bible Students. Today, there are some eight million Witnesses worldwide, all actively engaged in evangelism under the direction of the Watch Tower Society. The author analyses issues that have brought them global visibility and even notoriety, including political neutrality, public ministry, blood transfusion, and anti-ecumenism. It also explores anti-Witness discourse, from media portrayals of the community as marginal and exotic to the anti-cult movement. Focusing on varied historical, ideological and national contexts, the book argues that Witnesses have had a defining influence on conceptions of religious tolerance in the modern world.

The Photodrama the Philosophy of Its Principles the Nature of Its Plot Its Dramatic Construction and Technique Illumined by Copious Examples Toge

We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Author: Henry Albert Phillips

Publisher: Kirk Press

ISBN: 9781446095041

Category: Drama

Page: 222

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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Writing in Light

Its analogue in the photodrama—the 'caption' or 'leader'——is only an adjunct. This distinction is fundamental.”22 Such opinions make it clear that in Europe and the United States at various points in the 1910s it was the less talented ...

Author: Joanne Bernardi

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814340097

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 360

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While most people associate Japanese film with modern directors like Akira Kurosawa, Japan’s cinema has a rich tradition going back to the silent era. Japan’s "pure film movement" of the 1910s is widely held to mark the birth of film theory as we know it and is a touchstone for historians of early cinema. Yet this work has been difficult to access because so few prints have been preserved. Joanne Bernardi offers the first book-length study of this important era, recovering a body of lost film and establishing its significance in the development of Japanese cinema. Building on a wealth of original-language sources—much of it translated here for the first time—she examines how the movement challenged the industry’s dependence on pre-existing stage repertories, preference for lecturers of intertitles, and the use of female impersonators. Bernardi provides in-depth analysis of key scripts—The Glory of Life, A Father’s Tears, Amateur Club, and The Lust of the White Serpent—and includes translations in an appendix. These films offer case studies for understanding the craft of screenwriting during the silent era and shed light on such issues as genre, authorship and control, and gender representation. Writing in Light helps fill important gaps in the history of Japanese silent cinema. By identifying points at which "pure film" discourse merges with changing international trends and attitudes toward film, it offers an important resource for film, literary, and cultural historians.

The Griffith Project Volume 8

The photodrama so successfully illustrates the masterpiece of Cervantes that it must eventually serve as an educational release, yet it is entertaining in itself, a veritable pictured story, its only fault being a tendency to overplay ...

Author: Paolo Cherchi Usai

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781839020155

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 202

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No other silent film director has been as extensively studied as D. W. Griffith. However, only a small group of his more than five hundred films has been the subject of a systematic analysis, and the vast majority of his other works still await proper examination. For the first time in film studies, the complete creative output of Griffith - from 'Professional Jealousy '(1907) to 'The' 'Struggle '(1931) - will be explored in this multivolume collection of contributions from an international team of leading scholars in the field. Created as a companion to the ongoing retrospective held by the Pordenone Silent Film Festival, the Griffith Project is an indispensable guide to the work of a crucial figure in the arts of the nineteenth century. The latest volume assesses Griffith's work in 1914-15. It includes an extensive, multi-authored evaluation of 'The Birth of' 'a Nation.'

Networks of Entertainment

... the Photodrama Production Company of Grugliasco, Italy – have both received the attention of film scholars. William Uricchio and Roberta A. Pearson, for example, have analysed Kleine's handling of Italian spectacle films in the ...

Author: Frank Kessler

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780861969371

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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This collection of essays explores the complex issue of film distribution from the invention of cinema into the 1910s. From regional distribution networks to international marketing strategies, from the analysis of distribution catalogs to case studies on individual distributors, these essays written by well-known specialists in the field discuss the intriguing question of how films came to meet their audiences. Among the authors are Richard Abel, Marta Braun, Joseph Garncarz, André Gaudreault, François Jost, Charlie Keil, Martin Loiperdinger, Viva Paci, Wanda Strauven, and Gregory Waller.

Catalogue of Copyright Entries

19cm $ 1.25 “ Based in part upon the scenario of the photodrama of the same name written by Walter MacNamara . © Apr. 7 , 1914 ; 20. Apr. 16 , 1914 * ; A 369703 ; G. W. Dillingham co .



ISBN: HARVARD:32044049966542

Category: American literature


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Melodrama and Modernity

Henry Albert Phillips, The Photodrama, 154. Phillips, The Photodrama, 154. Smith, “The Melodrama,” 321. “Melodrama: By a Touring Manager,n 8. Smith, “The Melodrama,” 321. My quotation condenses two reviews: “ 'Wolves of New York' at the ...

Author: Ben Singer

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231113298

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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Surveying the expanding conflict in Europe during one of his famous fireside chats in 1940, President Franklin Roosevelt ominously warned that "we know of other methods, new methods of attack. The Trojan horse. The fifth column that betrays a nation unprepared for treachery. Spies, saboteurs, and traitors are the actors in this new strategy." Having identified a new type of war -- a shadow war -- being perpetrated by Hitler's Germany, FDR decided to fight fire with fire, authorizing the formation of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) to organize and oversee covert operations. Based on an extensive analysis of OSS records, including the vast trove of records released by the CIA in the 1980s and '90s, as well as a new set of interviews with OSS veterans conducted by the author and a team of American scholars from 1995 to 1997, The Shadow War Against Hitler is the full story of America's far-flung secret intelligence apparatus during World War II. In addition to its responsibilities generating, processing, and interpreting intelligence information, the OSS orchestrated all manner of dark operations, including extending feelers to anti-Hitler elements, infiltrating spies and sabotage agents behind enemy lines, and implementing propaganda programs. Planned and directed from Washington, the anti-Hitler campaign was largely conducted in Europe, especially through the OSS's foreign outposts in Bern and London. A fascinating cast of characters made the OSS run: William J. Donovan, one of the most decorated individuals in the American military who became the driving force behind the OSS's genesis; Allen Dulles, the future CIA chief who ran the Bern office, which he called "the big window onto the fascist world"; a veritable pantheon of Ivy League academics who were recruited to work for the intelligence services; and, not least, Roosevelt himself. A major contribution of the book is the story of how FDR employed Hitler's former propaganda chief, Ernst "Putzi" Hanfstengl, as a private spy. More than a record of dramatic incidents and daring personalities, this book adds significantly to our understanding of how the United States fought World War II. It demonstrates that the extent, and limitations, of secret intelligence information shaped not only the conduct of the war but also the face of the world that emerged from the shadows.

Downtown Chicago s Historic Movie Theatres

The new theatre at 57 West Monroe Street, called Barbee's Loop after owner and showman William S. Barbee, opened on April 10, 1920, with the photodrama She Loves and Lies with Norma Talmadge, complete with symphony orchestra.

Author: Konrad Schiecke

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786465903

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 201

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The story of downtown Chicago--its early development, later struggles, and current restoration--is mirrored in the history of the theatres that occupied its streets. This vivid chronicle tells the tale of the Windy City's theatres, from mid-nineteenth century vaudeville houses to the urban decline and renewal of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Discussed are the rebuilding efforts after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, the first nickel theaters showing "moving pictures," the ornate silent movie palaces, the move to "talkies," the challenges of the Great Depression and the introduction of television, and urban decline. Today, Chicago has preserved some of its most historic movie palaces, landmarks of cultural vibrancy in its reawakened downtown. With nearly 200 photographs from the Theatre Historical Society of America, this work brings to life all of the theatres that have enlivened Chicago's entertainment district, reflecting the transformation of downtown Chicago itself.