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Before Video: A History of the Non-Theatrical Film (Hardback)
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Before Video: A History of the Non-Theatrical Film (Hardback)

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Hardback 192 Pages / Published: 30/04/1992
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The video revolution in the 1980s affected all areas of the American entertainment industry; its impact was most dramatic--ultimately devastating--to the non-theatrical film field. Non-theatrical film is the term used to describe motion pictures which are not shown in movie theaters, but are produced and/or distributed to markets that include the educational community, home, and business and industry. The author covers the early Hollywood-produced features and short subjects in a format other than 35mm for homes, hospitals and correctional institutions, as well as industrial films. This is also the history of two major non-theatrical libraries, Bell and Howell and Kodascope, both of which were founded to service the needs of purchasers of the then-newly introduced 16mm projectors. The book documents how the advent of the 16mm projector made possible the introduction of audio-visual aids in classrooms and offices. A number of production companies were established, primarily in Chicago, to produce films for this new outlet. In addition, Hollywood saw a new market and began licensing distribution of the films. Complete with appendices providing distributors from the 1920s-1940s and current names and addresses of non-theatrical film sources, this book-length study of the history of this film genre is both important and much needed.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313280450
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 446 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 14 mm


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"A book for scholars rather than general readers. It is an important summary work, for it covers, admittedly in a sketchy manner, the origins, development, and decline of the nontheatrical film. Those interested in this fascinating film area will find Slide's modest attempt a significant document. His nine chapters are straightforward and full of interesting information. Chapter 3, "The Eastman Kodak Connection," is quite revealing of corporate generosity and greed in about equal parts."-Choice
"you'll learn just how much they are still a part of our culture, particularly as stock footage in new documentaries."-Matinee at the Bookshelf
?you'll learn just how much they are still a part of our culture, particularly as stock footage in new documentaries.?-Matinee at the Bookshelf
?A book for scholars rather than general readers. It is an important summary work, for it covers, admittedly in a sketchy manner, the origins, development, and decline of the nontheatrical film. Those interested in this fascinating film area will find Slide's modest attempt a significant document. His nine chapters are straightforward and full of interesting information. Chapter 3, "The Eastman Kodak Connection," is quite revealing of corporate generosity and greed in about equal parts.?-Choice

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