Daily Archives: August 17, 2013

The Cinema

Source: The Cinema: Its Present Position and Future Possibilities (London: Williams and Norgate, 1917), pp. 276-282 Text: April 21, 1917. MINUTES OF EVIDENCE. Dr. Kimmins. Examined. DR. KIMMINS: I think the simplest way would be for me to elaborate the … Continue reading

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Edison’s Kinetoscope

Source: ‘Edison’s Kinetoscope’, The Straits Times, 13 July 1896, p. 2 Text: EDISON’S KINETOSCOPE. A WONDERFUL MACHINE. DR. HARLEY, the entertainer, ventriloquist, illusionist, and electrician, has brought the novelty of which the reading and scientific public have heard and read … Continue reading

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The Cinema

Source: The Cinema: Its Present Position and Future Possibilities (London: Williams and Norgate, 1917), pp. 201-203 Text: Twelfth Day. Monday, March 26, 1917. The Bishop of Birmingham in the chair. MINUTES OF EVIDENCE Two Schoolboys. Examined. 1. The Chairman. What … Continue reading

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Movies and Conduct

Source: ‘Negro male student in High School. Age 17’, quoted in Herbert Blumer, Movies and Conduct (New York: Macmillan, 1933), pp. 254-257 Text: I first became interested in the movies when I had started to kindergarten. I had gone to … Continue reading

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Yesterday's Sunshine

Source: Verne Morgan, Yesterday’s Sunshine: Reminiscences of an Edwardian Childhood (Folkestone: Bailey Brothers and Swinfen, 1974), pp. 122-126 Text: The Moving Pictures, as we called them, first came to Bromley when I was about seven. They made their début at … Continue reading

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Yesterday’s Sunshine

Source: Verne Morgan, Yesterday’s Sunshine: Reminiscences of an Edwardian Childhood (Folkestone: Bailey Brothers and Swinfen, 1974), pp. 122-126 Text: The Moving Pictures, as we called them, first came to Bromley when I was about seven. They made their début at … Continue reading

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A History of the Development of Japanese Cinema

Source: Yamamoto Kajirō, quoted in Tanaka Jun’ichirō, Nihon eiga hattatsu shi [A History of the Development of Japanese Cinema] (Tokyo: Chūō kōronsha, 1975-1976), p. 282, reproduced in Joanne Bernardi, Writing in Light: The Silent Scenario and the Japanese Pure Film … Continue reading

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