When Movies Were Theater : Architecture, Exhibition, and the Evolution of American Film Hardback
by William Paul
Part of the Film and Culture Series series
There was a time when seeing a movie meant more than seeing a film.
The theater itself shaped the very perception of events on screen.
This multilayered history tells the story of American film through the evolution of theater architecture and the surprisingly varied ways movies were shown, ranging from Edison's 1896 projections to the 1968 Cinerama premiere of Stanley Kubrick's 2001.
William Paul matches distinct architectural forms to movie styles, showing how cinema's roots in theater influenced business practices, exhibition strategies, and film technologies.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 432 pages, 71 b&w illustrations
- Publisher: Columbia University Press
- Publication Date: 24/05/2016
- Category: Film theory & criticism
- ISBN: 9780231176569
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