Alice Guy Blaché: Lost Visionary of the Cinema by Alison McMahan PDF

By Alison McMahan

Alice man BlachT (1873-1968), the world's first lady filmmaker, used to be one of many key figures within the improvement of narrative movie. From 1896 to 1920 she directed four hundred movies (including over a hundred synchronized sound films), produced 1000's extra, and used to be the first--and thus far the only--woman to possess and run her personal studio plant (The Solax Studio in castle Lee, NJ, 1910-1914). despite the fact that, her function in movie background was once thoroughly forgotten until eventually her personal memoirs have been released in 1976. This new ebook tells her existence tale and fills in lots of gaps left through the memoirs. man BlachT's lifestyles and profession reflected momentous adjustments within the movie undefined, and the lengthy time-span and sheer quantity of her output makes her motion pictures a fertile territory for the applying of recent theories of cinema background, the improvement of movie narrative, and feminist movie concept. The e-book offers a detailed research of the only hundred man BlachT movies that live on, and within the strategy rewrites early cinema history.

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