Alice Guy Blaché: Lost Visionary of the Cinema by Alison McMahan

By Alison McMahan

Alice man BlachT (1873-1968), the world's first girl filmmaker, used to be one of many key figures within the improvement of narrative movie. From 1896 to 1920 she directed four hundred motion pictures (including over a hundred synchronized sound films), produced 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). even if, her position in movie background was once thoroughly forgotten until eventually her personal memoirs have been released in 1976. This new ebook tells her lifestyles tale and fills in lots of gaps left by means of the memoirs. man BlachT's existence and profession reflected momentous adjustments 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 latest theories of cinema historical past, the improvement of movie narrative, and feminist movie concept. The booklet offers a detailed research of the only hundred man BlachT movies that continue to exist, and within the procedure rewrites early cinema history.

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