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EARLY CINEMA : a bibliography


The exploration of the first twenty-five years of the cinema has been one of the most active areas of film studies in the
past twenty or so years. This bibliography brings together a collection of the most recent academic work with a selection of
classic texts, some of which may benefit from critical scrutiny in the light of recent research.
HECHT, Hermann, ed Ann Hecht (1993) Pre-cinema History - an Encyclopedia and Annotated Bibliography of the Moving
Image before 1896 Bowker Saur, East Grinstead
LIESEGANG, Franz Paul, ed Herman Hecht (1986) Dates and Sources: A Contribution to the History of the Art of Projection and
the Cinematograph Magic Lantern Society, Kirkby Malzeard
MANNONI, Laurent, ed Richard Crangle (2000) The Great Art of Light and Shadow: Archaeology of the Cinema University of
Exeter Press, Exeter
MANNONI, Laurent, Werner Nekes and Marina Warner (2004) Eyes Lies and Illusions Hayward Gallery, London
The Magic Lantern
CROMPTON, Dennis, Richard Franklin and Stephen Herbert (eds) (1997) Servants of Light: The Book of the Lantern The Magic
Lantern Society, Kirkby Malzeard
HEARD, Mervyn (2006) Phantasmagoria: The Secret Life of the Magic Lantern The Projection Box, Hastings
ROBINSON, David (1993) The Lantern Image - Iconography of the Magic Lantern, 1420-1880 The Magic Lantern Society,
ROBINSON, David, Stephen Herbert and Richard Crangle (eds) (2001) Encyclopedia of the Magic Lantern The Magic Lantern
Society, Kirkby Malzeard
BRAUN, Marta (1992) Picturing Time: The Work of Etienne Jules Marey, 1830-1904 University of Chicago Press, Chicago
HENDRICKS, Gordon (1975) Eadweard Muybridge, Father of the Motion Picture Secker and Warburg, London
HERBERT, Stephen (2004) Eadweard Muybridge: The Kingston Museum Bequest The Projection Box, Hastings
MUYBRIDGE, Eadweard (1979) Animal and Human Locomotion, 3 vols (reprint) Dover Publications, Mineola
Inventions and Technology
COE, Brian (1981) The History of Movie Photography Ash and Grant, London/Eastview Editions, Westfield
DICKSON, W K L and Antonia Dickson (2001) History of the Kinetograph, Kinetoscope, and Kinetophotograph (reprint) Harry
N. Abrams, New York
ENTICKNAP, Leo (2005) Moving Image Technology - from Zoetrope to Digital Wallflower Press, London
FIELDING, Raymond (ed) (1967) A Technological History of Motion Pictures and Television University of California Press,
HENDRICKS, Gordon (1972) The Edison Motion Picture Myth Arno Press, New York
MANNONI, Laurent (1996) Le Mouvement Continu. Catalogue illustr de la collection des appareils de la Cinmathque
Franaise Mazzotta, Milan and Cinmathque Franaise, Paris
PHILLIPS, Ray (1997) Edisons Kinetoscope and its Films - A History to 1896 Flicks Books, Trowbridge
RAWLENCE, Christopher (1990) The Missing Reel Collins, London
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ROSSELL, Deac (1998) Living Pictures: The Origins of the Movies State University of New York Press, New York
TALBOT, Frederick A (1912) Moving Pictures and How they are Made and Worked Heinemann, London
TALBOT, Frederick A (1913) Practical Cinematography Heinemann, London
THOMAS, D B (1964) The Origins of the Motion Picture HMSO, London
LUMIERE, Auguste, Louis Lumire, Jacques Rittaud Hutinet, d'Yvelise Dentzer, Pierre Hodgson (1996) Letters: Inventing the
Cinema Faber and Faber, London
Early Cinema
ABEL, Richard (ed.) (2005) Encyclopedia of Early Cinema Routledge, Abingdon/New York
BARNOUW. Erik (1981) The Magician and the Cinema Oxford University Press, Oxford
CHANAN, Michael (1980) The Dream That Kicks Routledge and Kegan Paul, London
ELSAESSER, Thomas (ed.) (1990) Early Cinema: Space, Frame Narrative BFI Publishing, London
FULLERTON, John (ed.) (1998) Celebrating 1895 John Libbey, Sydney
HARDING, Colin and Simon Popple (1996) In the Kingdom of Shadows: A Companion to Early Cinema Cygnus Arts, London
HERBERT, Stephen, Colin Harding and Simon Popple (1996) Victorian Film Catalogues: A Facsimile Collection The Projection
Box, Hastings
HERBERT, Stephen and Luke McKernan (eds) (1996) Whos Who of Victorian Cinema BFI Publishing, London
LLOYD, Ann (ed) (1984)) Movies of the Silent Years Orbis, Birkenhead
POPPLE, Simon and Joe Kember (2003) Early Cinema: From Factory Gate to Dream Factory Wallflower Press, London
RAMSAYE, Terry (1926) A Million and One Nights Simon and Shuster, New York
SALT, Barry (1983) Film Style and Technology: History and Analysis Starword, London
USAI, Paolo Cherchi (1999) Introduction to the Study of Silent Cinema BFI Publishing, London
Great Britain
BARNES, John (1996-1998) The Beginnings of the Cinema in England 1894-1901 (5 volumes) University of Exeter Press,
BROWN, Richard and Barry Anthony (1997) A Victorian Enterprise: The History of the British Mutoscope and Biograph
Company Flicks Books, Trowbridge
DICKSON, W K L (1995) The Biograph in Battle (reprint) Flicks Books, Trowbridge
HEPWORTH, Cecil (1951) Came the Dawn: Memoirs of a Film Pioneer Phoenix House, London
LOW, Rachael (1949) The History of the British Film: 1906 -1914 Allen and Unwin, London
LOW, Rachael and Roger Manvell (1973) The History of the British Film: 1896 -1906 Allen and Unwin, London
TOULMIN, Vanessa, Simon Popple and Patrick Russell (eds) (2004) The Lost World of Mitchell and Kenyon: Edwardian Britain
on FilmBFI Publishing, London
ABEL, Richard (1984) French Cinema, the First Wave, 1915-1929 Princeton University Press, Princeton
ABEL, Richard (1994) The Cin Goes to Town: French Cinema 1896-1914 University of California Press, Berkeley
HUTINET, Jacques Rittaud (1985) Le Cinma des Origines: Les Frres Lumire et leurs Oprateurs Edition du Champ Valon,
Seyssel (in French)
INSTITUT LUMIERE (1992) Lumire - Le Cinma Exhibition Catalogue, Institut Lumire, Lyon (in French)
MESGUICH, Felix (1933) Tours de Manivelle: Souvenirs dun Chasseur dImages (Bernard Grasset, Paris (in French)
ROBINSON, David (1993) George Mlis: Father of Film Fantasy BFI Publishing,, London
TOULET, Emanuelle (1988) Cinmatographe, Invention du Sicle Decouverts Gallimard, Paris (in French)
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TAYLOR, Richard and Ian Christie (eds) (1988) The Film Factory: Russian and Soviet Cinema in Documents 1896-1939
Routledge and Kegan Paul, London
TSIVIAN, Yuri (1990) Silent Witnesses: Russian Films, 1908-1919 BFI Publishing, London
United States
BOWSER, Eileen (1990) The Transformation of Cinema, 1907-1915 Charles Scribners Sons, New York
BROWNLOW, Kevin (1976) The Parades Gone By University of California Press, Berkeley (revised edition)
BROWNLOW, Kevin (1979) Hollywood: The Pioneers Collins, London
GRAFTON, Donald (1982) Before Mickey: The Animated Film, 1892-1928 MIT Press, Cambridge
GUNNING, Tom (1990) D W Griffith and the Origins of American Narrative FilmUniversity of Illinois Press, Urbana
FELL, John L (1983) Film before Griffith (University of California Press, Berkeley
KOSZARSKI, Richard (1994) An Evenings Entertainment: the Age of the Silent Feature Picture, 1915-1928 University of
California Press, Berkeley
LEYDA, Jay and Charles Musser (eds) (1987) Before Hollywood American Federation of the Arts, New York
MUSSER, Charles (1990) The Emergence of Cinema: the American Screen to 1907 Charles Scribners Sons, New York
MUSSER, Charles (1991) Before the Nickelodeon: Edwin S Porter and the Edison Manufacturing Company University of
California Press, Berkeley
MUSSER, Charles (1985) Thomas Edison Papers: A Guide to Motion Picture Catalogues by American Producers and
Distributors, 1894-1908 University Publications of America, Washington DC
THOMPSON, Kristen (1985) Exporting Entertainment: America in the World Film Market, 1907-1934 (BFI Publishing, London
BOWEN, Harold G (1955) Thomas Alva Edisons Early Motion Picture Experiments SMPTE Journal, Vol 64
COE, Brian (March/April 1962) William Friese Greene and the Origins of Kinematography Photographic Journal 92-104 and
DICKSON, W K L (December 1933) A Brief History of the Kinetograph, the Kinetoscope and the Kinetophonograph SMPE
Journal, 21:435-455
GUNNING, Tom (1986) The Cinema of Attraction: Early Film, its Spectator and the Avant-Garde Wide Angle, 8: 3/4,
LUMI?RE, Louis (December 1936) The Lumire Cinmatographe SMPE Journal, 27:640-647
PAUL, Robert W (November 1936) Kinematographic Experiences SMPTE Journal, 27:495-510
PAUL, R W, C M Hepworth and W G Barker (1936) Before 1910: Kinematograph Experiences Proceedings of the British
Kinematograph Society 38:1-16
TMMEL, Herbert (January 1963) Birt Acres: An Almost Forgotten English Pioneer of Cinematography Cinema Studies, Vol 1,
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Websites Chares Urban Thomas Edison Edison Papers Charles Musser essay The Silent Film Bookshelf Who's Who of Victorian Cinema Lumire Museum Magic Lantern Society of Great Britain Pordenone Early Film Festival