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By Alison McMahan

Alice man BlachT (1873-1968), the world's first lady filmmaker, was once 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 hundreds of thousands extra, and was once the first--and up to now the only--woman to possess and run her personal studio plant (The Solax Studio in fortress Lee, NJ, 1910-1914). although, her position in movie background used to be thoroughly forgotten until eventually her personal memoirs have been released in 1976. This new publication tells her lifestyles tale and fills in lots of gaps left by way of the memoirs. man BlachT's existence and profession reflected momentous alterations within the movie undefined, and the lengthy time-span and sheer quantity of her output makes her motion pictures a fertile territory for the appliance of recent theories of cinema heritage, the advance of movie narrative, and feminist movie idea. The e-book offers an in depth research of the single hundred man BlachT motion pictures that live on, and within the strategy rewrites early cinema history.

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