Black and white bioscope : making movies in Africa, 1899 to 1925 /

Black and White Bioscope recovers a neglected chapter in the histories of world cinema and Africa. It tells the story of movie production in Africa that long predated francophone African films and Nollywood that are the focus of most histories of this industry. At the same time as Hollywood was star...

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Author / Creator:Parsons, Neil, author.
Imprint:Bristol, UK : Intellect, 2018.
©2018
Description:xii, 252 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Language:English
Subject:Schlesinger, I. W.
Silent films -- Africa -- 20th century.
Motion pictures -- Africa -- 20th century.
Motion pictures.
Silent films.
Africa -- In motion pictures.
Africa.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11789951
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ISBN:9781783209439
1783209437
9781783209446
1783209445
9781485309550
1485309557
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 238-245), filmography (pages 230-237) and index.
Summary:Black and White Bioscope recovers a neglected chapter in the histories of world cinema and Africa. It tells the story of movie production in Africa that long predated francophone African films and Nollywood that are the focus of most histories of this industry. At the same time as Hollywood was starting, a film industry in Southern Africa was surging ahead in integrating production, distribution, and exhibition. African Film Productions Limited made silent movies using technical and acting talent from Britain, the United States, and Australia, as well as from Africa. These included not only the original "long trek movie" and the prototype for the movies Zulu and Zulu Dawn but also the first King Solomon's Mines and the original Blue Lagoon, featuring African actors such as Goba, Tom Zulu, and Msoga Mwana, who starred as the black revolutionary in Prester John. In this lavishly illustrated book, fifty movies are reconstructed with graphic photographs and plot synopses - plus quotations from reviews - so that readers can rediscover this long-lost treasure trove of silent cinema.
Standard no.:99977842593