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My Cinema Studies 101 Search Engine

March 9th, 2013 · No Comments · Animation history and criticism, Film history and criticism, History and criticism, Television history and criticism

As some visitors to this blog may have noticed over the past few days, I have put up a custom search engine designed to search English-language websites for material suitable for students doing research in the moving image arts — specifically film, TV, animation and visual effects. My Cinema Studies 101 Search Engine had its […]

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Charles daCosta on Racial Stereotyping in Media

March 6th, 2013 · No Comments · Animation history and criticism, History and criticism, Media theory, Politics

Racial Stereotypes in Media from Ogre on Vimeo. My friend and former Savannah College of Art and Design colleague, Charles daCosta, who now teaches at  Swinburne University of Technology, in Melbourne, recently made an appearance on Africa Amara, a TV show broadcast on C31, where he talked about racial stereotyping in media. Along the way, […]

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Jerry Beck’s Cartoon Research Blog

March 5th, 2013 · No Comments · History and criticism

Last month, ace animation historian Jerry Beck left the popular Cartoon Brew blog he created and co-edited with Amid Amidi. However, he didn’t stop blogging, but rather revived his semi-dormant Cartoon Research blog with a vengeance. Right now, it seems devoted to (mainly) American animation history, and also includes some occasional guest postings (e.g., Keith […]

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Animationstudies 2.0

March 4th, 2013 · 1 Comment · History and criticism

Today, the Society for Animation Studies  has inaugurated a new blog, animationstudies 2.01, which is being edited by Nichola Dobson, and devoted to issues in animation scholarship. As Dobson points out, The pace of published research has often lagged behind the vast technological developments in the animation industry and as such there is often seen […]

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Do You Know This Krazy Kat?

December 14th, 2008 · No Comments · Animation studios, Filmmakers, History and criticism, Short films

The Nitrate Film Interest Group of the Association of Moving Image Archivists‘ has a Flicker site where archivists post frame scans (and clips) of unidentified films. The above "frame scan is from the end of the film when the audience realizes that Krazy has been eating his furniture in his sleep." David Bordwell recently noted […]

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Émile Cohl: L’inventeur du dessin animé

June 16th, 2008 · No Comments · Books, DVDs, History and criticism

Currently, there is an almost total lack of films by Émile Cohl, the pioneer French animator, who also worked in the United States,  available in on DVD; I know of two DVDs that I  that have his seminal Fantasmagorie (1908), which is often seen as the first fully animated film to explore the artistic possibilities […]

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Bill Everson: Terminal film buff

March 22nd, 2008 · 1 Comment · History and criticism

My previous post, in which I discussed the role played by William K. Everson and the Theodore Huff Memorial Film Society, spurred me to dig out this interview I did with Everson for an April 1973 issue of The New York Herald, a short-lived weekly newspaper. For more on Everson, check out the Wikepedia bio, […]

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Recovered Memories

March 19th, 2008 · No Comments · Filmmakers, History and criticism

I have always been intrigued by what may be called the prehistory of cinema and animation studies. It is not uncommon to look back on the history of film criticism and history to look mainly at books and magazines, of which there were precious few dealing with film in the US through the 1950s. However, […]

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