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Amateur cinema : the rise of North American moviemaking, 1923-1960

Charles Tepperman 1974- author.


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  • Title:
    Amateur cinema : the rise of North American moviemaking, 1923-1960
  • Author: Charles Tepperman 1974- author.
  • Description: Cin-prophecy : the emergence of amateur cinema (1925-1930) -- Cin-community : the first wave of amateur film culture (1930-1945) -- Cin-engagement : amateurs and current events -- Cin-technology : machine art for a machine age -- Cin-sincerity: postwar amateur film culture (1945-1960) -- Modes of amateur cinema -- Amateur chronicles of family, community and travel -- Amateur experimentation and the aesthetic vanguard -- Mechanical craftsmanship : amateurs making practical films -- Photoplaying themselves : amateur fiction films.
    "From the very beginning of cinema, there have been amateur filmmakers at work. It wasn't until Kodak introduced 16mm film in 1923, however, that amateur moviemaking became a widespread reality, and by the 1950s, over a million Americans had amateur movie cameras. In Amateur Cinema, Charles Tepperman explores the meaning of the 'amateur' in film history and modern visual culture. In the middle decades of the twentieth century--the period that saw Hollywood's rise to dominance in the global film industry--a movement of amateur filmmakers created an alternative world of small-scale movie production and circulation. Organized amateur moviemaking was a significant phenomenon that spawned dozens of clubs and thousands of participants producing experimental, nonfiction, or short-subject narratives. Rooted in an examination of surviving films, this book traces the contexts of 'advanced' amateur cinema and articulates the broad aesthetic and stylistic tendencies of amateur films"--Provided by publisher.
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Publisher: Oakland, California : University of California Press
  • Format: 1 online resource (377 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 0-520-27986-7;ISBN 0-520-95955-8
  • Subjects: Amateur films -- Production and direction -- North America -- History -- 20th century; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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