Tsivian, Yuri.

Early Cinema in Russia and its Cultural Reception. - Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013. - 1 online resource (298 p.) - eBooks on Demand Routledge Library Editions: Cinema . - Routledge Library Editions: Cinema .

Cover; Early Cinema in Russia and Its Cultural Reception; Title Page; Copyright Page; Original Title Page; Original Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; List of illustrations; General editors' preface; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Note on transliteration, translation and the Russian calendar; Foreword; Introduction; Part I; 1 Early cinema architecture and the evolution of the social composition of cinema; 2 Projection technique as a factor in aesthetic perception; 3 The acoustics of cinema performance; 4 The reception of interference; Part II; 5 Shifting textual boundaries 6 The reception of the moving image7 The reception of narrative categories; 8 The reception of narrative devices; Postscript; Notes; Bibliography; Index

This book examines the development of cinematic form and culture in Russia, from its late nineteenth-century beginnings as a fairground attraction to the early post-Revolutionary years.The author traces the changing perceptions of cinema and its social transition from a modernist invention to a national art form. He explores reactions to the earliest films from actors, novelists, poets, writers and journalists. His richly detailed study of the physical elements of cinematic performance includes the architecture and illumination of the cinema foyer, the speed of projection and film acoustics.In

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Motion picture audiences -- Russia (Federation) -- History.
Motion pictures -- Russia (Federation) -- Appreciation.
Motion pictures -- Russia (Federation) -- History.

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