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Buccaneer: James Stuart Blackton and the Birth of American Movies

Buccaneer: James Stuart Blackton and the Birth of American Movies (Hardback)

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This is an in-depth look at the life and career of James Stuart Blackton (1875-1941), the first great commercial vendor of cinema who grasped that motion pictures were not merely a technical innovation, but a popular entertainment form for the masses. Blackton was a man of many firsts in the film industry: the first combination actor-director-producer in the United States, the country's first national exhibitor, and the first film propagandist. He contributed landmark innovations in everything from special effects to single-frame animation, for which he is often regarded as the father of the animated cartoon.

BiographyBiography: generalBiography: arts & entertainmentFilm, TV & DramaFilms, cinemaFilm theory & criticismFilm, TV & DramaFilms, cinemaIndividual film directors, film-makers Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publication Date: 15/04/2016 ISBN-13: 9781442242586  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Donald Dewey has written hundreds of magazine stories and articles, many about the film industry. He is the author of more than thirty books of fiction, nonfiction, and drama, including Marcello Mastroianni: His Life and Art (1993), James Stewart: A Biography (1997), and Lee J. Cobb: Characters of an Actor (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014).

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