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Transition and Transformation

By Bo Florin

In 1923, Victor Sjöström (1879-1960) got an offer from Goldwyn Pictures to come to Hollywood. This was nothing unusual for a successful European di... Read more

'Edison’s Ideal' and the Visual Technics of the Sublime

By Gert Jan Harkema, Amanda du Preez

Chapter on the introduction of cinema in the Netherlands by way of analyzing Christiaan Slieker's 1896 kinematograph performance Edison's Ideal. In... Read more

Films that Work

By Vinzenz Hediger, Patrick Vonderau

The history of industrial films - an orphan genre of twentieth-century cinema composed of government-produced and industrially sponsored movies tha... Read more