D.W. Griffith and the Origins of American Narrative Film: The Early Years at Biograph

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University of Illinois Press, 1994 - Performing Arts - 316 pages
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Contents

Theory and History Narrative Discourse and the Narrator System
10
D W Griffith Historical Figure Film Director and Ideological Shadow
31
Mastering New Narrative Forms within an Industry in Conflict
57
Film Form for a New Audience Time the Narrators Voice and Character Psychology
85
Complete and Coherent Films SelfContained Commodities
130
From Obscene Films to HighClass Drama
151
The Narrator System Establishes Itself
188
The Structure of Imagery and the Film Editorial
233
The Narrator System Beyond 1909
255
Griffith Film History and Us
289
Bibliography
298
Index
308
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