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Buccaneer : James Stuart Blackton and the Birth of American Movies, Hardback Book

Buccaneer : James Stuart Blackton and the Birth of American Movies Hardback

Part of the Film and History series


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.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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  • Category: Film theory & criticism
  • ISBN: 9781442242586

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