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Buccaneer : James Stuart Blackton and the Birth of American Movies (Hardcover) (Donald Dewey)
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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.
Number of Pages: 297
Genre: Performing Arts, Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: Individual Director, Entertainment + Performing Arts
Series Title: Film and History
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
Author: Donald Dewey
Street Date: April 15, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-16-2831
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