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The Moving Image

Association of Moving Image Archivists

The Moving Image
Editors: Donald Crafton and Susan Ohmer
The essential source for new thought in this rapidly expanding field.

The Moving Image explores topics relevant to both the media archivist and the media scholar. The Moving Image deals with crucial issues surrounding the preservation, archiving, and restoration of film, video, and digital moving images. The journal features detailed profiles of moving image collections; interpretive and historical essays about archival materials; articles on archival description, appraisal, and access; behind-the-scenes looks at the techniques used to preserve, restore, and digitize moving images; and theoretical articles on the future of the field.

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  • Volume 16 - Issue 1 Contents Purchase This Issue

    Table of Contents, Volume 16 - Issue 1

    Editors’ Foreword by Susan Ohmer and Donald Crafton
    Guest Editor’s Foreword: Early Cinema and the Archives by Tami Williams
    The Ludic Archive: The Work of Playing with Optical Toys by Meredith A. Bak
    The Beginnings of Cinema as a Museum Exhibit: The Cases of the Smithsonian Institution and the Science Museum in London by Dimitrios Latsis
    Insight and Axioms: Harold G. Brown and the Identification of Early Films by Sabine Lenk
    Who’s Trending in 1910s American Cinema? Exploring ECHO and MHDL at Scale with Arclight by Derek Long, Eric Hoyt, Kevin Ponto, Tony Tran, and Kit Hughes
    Data-Driven Research for Film History: Exploring the Jean Desmet Collection by Christian Gosvig Olesen, Eef Masson, Jasmijn Van Gorp, Giovanna Fossati, and Julia Noordegraaf
    “Digital Desmet”: Translating Early Applied Colors by Barbara Flueckiger, Franziska Heller, Claudy Op den Kamp, and David Pfluger
    Reclaiming “Lost” Films: The Paper Print Fragment Collection and the American Film Company by Colin Williamson and Dana Driskel
    Ephemera as Medium: The Afterlife of Lost Films by Paul S. Moore
    Méliès’s Voyage Restoration: or, The Risk of Being Stuck in the Digital Reconstruction by Martin Bonnard
    The Media Ecology Project: Library of Congress Paper Print Pilot by Mark Williams
  • Volume 15 - Issue 2 Contents Purchase This Issue

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    Editors’ Foreword. Susan Ohmer and Donald Crafton
    The “Family Film” as Amateur Production Genre: Frank Marshall’s Comic Narratives. Ryan Shand
    Film Documentation of the Destruction of Lidice: Political and Ethical Dimensions of the Use of War Footage. Lucie Česálková
    Breaking Away from Reverence and Rape: The AFI Directing Workshop for Women, Feminism, and the Politics of the Accidental Archive. Philis M. Barragán Goetz
    The Remix Age: Exhibition as Archive. Viva Paci
    Remixing Early Cinema: Historical Explorations at the EYE Film Institute Netherlands. Grazia Ingravalle
    Amateur Cinema: The Rise of North American Moviemaking, 1923-1960 by Charles Tepperman. University of California Press, 2015. Liz Czach
    Ride the Pink Horse (1947). Blu-ray and DVD ditributed by the Criterion Collection, 2015. Ronald Wilson
    Bastard Film Encounter, April 23-26, 2015, Raleigh, North Carolina. Andy Uhrich
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    Editors’ Foreword. Susan Ohmer and Donald Crafton
    Guest Editor’s Foreword: Restoring Color. Joshua Yumibe
    The Exhibition Context and the Contemporary Significance of Color: The Case of Kinemacolor. Victoria Jackson
    Color Analysis for the Digital Restoration of Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari. Barbara Flueckiger
    We’ve Got Bigger Problems: Preservation during Eastman Color’s Innovation and Early Diffusion. Heather Heckman
    Falling in (to) Color: Chromophilia and Tom Ford’s A Single Man (2009). Kirsten Moana Thompson
    Le Livre de fabrication de la compagnie générale des phonographes cinématographes et appareils de précision: The Pathé Frères Laboratory Logbook of Joinville-Le-Pont (1906– 1908). Céline Ruivo
    Hand-Painted Abstractions: Experimental Color in the Creation and Restoration of Ballet mécanique. Rossella Catanese, Guy Edmonds, and Bregt Lameris
    Kevin Brownlow on Film Color. Victoria Jackson and Sarah Street
    On the Restoration History of Colored Silent Films in Germany: An Interview with Martin Koerber. Bregt Lameris
    Spectrum Analysis: Discussing the Films of Paul Sharits with Bill Brand, Chris Hughes, John Klacsmann, and Andrew Lampert. Spectrum Analysis: Discussing the Films of Paul Sharits with Bill Brand, Chris Hughes, John Klacsmann, and Andrew Lampert. Federico Windhausen
    Films You Saw in School: A Critical Review of 1,153 Classroom Educational Films (1958-1985) in 74 Subject Categories by Geoff Alexander. McFarland, 2014. Review by Snowden Becker.
    Screen Culture and the Social Question 1880-1914 edited by Ludwig Vogl-Bienek and Richard Crangle. John Libbey Publishing, 2013. Review by Cheryl C. Boots
    Amateur Filmmaking: The Home Movie, the Archive, the Web edited by Laura Rascaroli, Gwenda Young, and Barry Monahan. Bloomsbury Academic, 2014. Review by Dwight Swanson
    L'amore in città. Blu-ray distributed by Raro Video, 2014. Review by Jeremy Carr.
    Things to Come. Blu-ray distributed by the Criterion Collection, 2013. Review by Eliot Chayt.
    On the Bowery: The Films of Lionel Rogosin, Volume I. Blu-ray distributed by Milestone Cinematheque, 2012. Review by Eric Lackey
  • Volume 14 - Issue 2 Contents Purchase This Issue

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    Editors’ Forward. Susan Ohmer and Donald Crafton
    Firing Line and The Black Revolution. Heather Hendershot
    Phase IV: Saul Bass’s Sci-fi Vision Lost and Regained. Sean Savage
    Something Weird This Way Comes: Mike Vraney (1957–2014) David Church
    Framing Race in the Arizona Borderlands: The Western Ways Apache Scouts and Sells Indian Rodeo Films. Jennifer L. Jenkins
    As the Archive Turned: Writing Film Histories without Films. Eric Smoodin
    Archives and Their Film Collection in a Digital World, or: What Futures for the Analog Print? Sabine Lenk
    Orphan Jackie: The Unexpected Rediscovery of Kiss My Lips, Artchie. Eric Cheevers
    Book Review: Learning with the Lights Off: Educational Film in the United States. Edited by Devin Orgeron, Marsha Orgeron, and Dan Streible. Oxford University Press, 2012. Joseph Clark.
    Book Review: Hollywood's Copyright Wars: From Edison to the Internet by Peter Decherney. Columbia University Press, 2012. Rick Prelinger
    Blu-Ray Review: Come Back, Africa: The Films of Lionel Rogosin, Volume II .Blu-ray distributed by Milestone Cinematheque, 2014. Caitlin McClune
    Blu-Ray Review: World on a Wire (1973). Blu-ray distributed by the Criterion Collection, 2012. Brian Faucette
    Blu-ray and DVD Review: Underground (1928). Blu-ray and DVD (dual edition) distributed by BFI, 2013. Robert Byrne
    Conference Review: Wunderkino IV: Visions of House and Home: Fifteenth Annual Northeast Historic Film Summer Symposium. July 24-26, 2014, Bucksport, Maine. Liz Czach
    Conference Review: A Numerate Film History? Cinemetrics Looks at Griffith, Sennett, and Chaplin (1909–17). March 1, 2014, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois. Zdenko Mandušić
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    Editors’ Foreword
    Editors’ Foreword. Susan Ohmer and Donald Crafton
    Animation and Alienation: Bergson’s Critique of the Cinématographe and the Paradox of Mechanical Motion. Tom Gunning
    The Archival Situation of Georgian Cinema. Jerry White
    That’s Not All, Folks! Excavating the Warner Bros. Archives. Emily Carman
    No Birds, No Bees, No Moralizing: Lester F. Beck, Progressive Educational Filmmaker. Elizabeth Peterson and Michael Aronson
    Spectacular Evangelist: Aimee Semple McPherson in the Fox Newsreel. Nathan Saunders
    Amateur Film: Meaning and Practice, 1927-77 by Heather Norris Nicholson, Manchester University Press, 2012. Ryan Shand
    Three Outlaw Samurai (1964). Blu-ray distributed by the Criterion Collection, 2012. Michael Baskett
    Yasujiro Ozu: The Student Comedies. DVD distributed by the British Film Institute, 2012. Yasujiro Ozu: The Gangster Films. DVD distributed by the British Film Institute, 2013. Robert Byrne
    Word Is Out: Stories of Some of Our Lives (1977). DVD distributed by Milliarium Zero, 2010. Sho Ogawa
    American Treasures from the New Zealand Film Archives. DVD distributed by the National Film Preservation Foundation/Image Entertainment, 2013. Kirsten Moana Thompson
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    Editors’ Foreword. Donald Crafton and Susan Ohmer
    The Revolution Will Be Archived: Cuba’s Noticiero ICAIC Latinoamericano. Mariana Johnson
    Wolper’s New Frontier: Studio Documentary in the Kennedy Era. Josh Glick
    “I Have Seen the Future”: Home Movies of the 1939 New York World’s Fair. Caitlin McGrath
    What To Do with a Coffin Full of Sugar: Gloria Swanson, Kenneth Anger, and Self-Authorship in the Star Collection. Anne Helen Petersen
    “The Entire Motion Picture Industry Presents”: The World Is Ours (1938). Catherine Jurca
    A Companion to Early Cinema. Edited by André Gaudreault, Nicolas Dulac and Santiago Hidalgo. Wiley-Blackwell, 2012. Stephen Bottomore
    Moving Color: Early Film, Mass Culture, Modernism by Joshua Yumibe. Rutgers University Press, 2012. Luke McKernan
    Cinema’s Alchemist: The Films of Péter Forgács. Edited by Bill Nichols and Michael Renov. University of Minnesota Press, 2011. William C. Wees
    Die Nibelungen (1924). Blu-ray distributed by Kino International and Masters of Cinema, 2012. Robert Byrne
    Tokyo Drifter (1966) and Branded to Kill (1967). DVDs distributed by the Criterion Collection, 2011. Hiroshi Kitamura
    The War Room (1993). DVD distributed by the Criterion Collection, 2011. Jill Kozeluh
    Wunderkino 2.0: On the Varieties of the Cinematic Experience: Northeast Historic Film Summer Symposium, July 26-28, 2012, Bucksport, Maine. Leo Goldsmith
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    Editor’s Foreword
    Editor’s Foreword. Marsha Gordon
    From Nitrate to Digital Archive: The Davide Turconi Project. Alicia Fletcher and Joshua Yumibe
    When Film Went to College: A Brief History of the USC Hugh M. Hefner Moving Image Archive. Dino Everett and Jennifer Peterson
    Imperfect Archives and the Principle of Social Praxis in the History of Film Preservation in Latin America. Janet Ceja Alcalá
    The Making of the National Film Archive of India: Notes from the Archive of the Archive. Ramesh Kumar
    From Colorization to Orphans: The Evolution of American Public Policy on Film Preservation. Brian Real
    The Education of an Archivist: Keeping Movies at the Library of Congress. Paul C. Spehr
    How Film (and Video) Found Its Way into “Our Nation’s Attic”: A Conversation about the Origins of Audiovisual Collecting and Archiving at the Smithsonian Institution. Kimberly Tarr and Wendy Shay
    Oh, Pioneers! The Academy’s Embrace of Early Film History, 1945-1951. Barbara Hall
    Cinema as Artifact and Event: Peter Kubelka as Curator, Archivist, and Media Theorist. Juan Carlos Kase and Kirston Johnson
    “Then Began the Battle Royal”: Marion Michelle and the FIAF Crisis. Sabine Lenk and André Stufkens
    Starting from Nothing: The Art of Creating a Film Archive. Nicolette Bromberg with Hannah Palin
    Les Images d’archives face à l’histoire: de la conservation à la création (The Image Archives’ Encounter with History: From Preservation to Production) by Laurent Véray. SCÉRÉN-CNDP-CRDP, 2011. Janet Bergstrom
    The Past is a Moving Picture: Preserving the Twentieth Century on Film by Janna Jones. University Press of Florida, 2012. Jennifer L. Jenkins
    Early Cinema Today, KINtop1: The Art of Programming and Live Performance. Edited by Martin Loiperdinger. John Libbey, 2012. Daniel Wiegand and Brian Real
    Wings (1927). Blu-ray and DVD distributed by Paramount, 2012. Rob Byrne
    Anatomy of a Murder (1959). DVD distributed by the Criterion Collection, 2012. Matthew Connolly
    Harold and Maude (1971). DVD distributed by the Criterion Collection, 2012. Alyxandra Vesey
    2012 Archival Education and Research Institute. July 9-13, 2012, Los Angeles. Snowden Becker
    Time Networks: Screen Media and Memory--NECS 2012 Conference. June 21-23, 2012, Lisbon. Eva Sanchez Rodríguez
    Orphans 8: Made to Persuade (The Eighth Biennial Orphan Film Symposium) April 11-14, 2012, Astoria, Queens. Rachael Stoeltje with Martha Harsanyi
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    Editors’ Foreword. Marsha Orgeron and Devin Orgeron
    “Is This Pay-TV to Be the End for Us?”: Film Exhibitors Confront Pay Television, 1968-1976. Deron Overpeck

    Jasper Rigole’s Quixotic Art Experiments with Home Movies and Archival Practices: The International Institute for the Conservation, Archiving and Distribution of Other People’s Memories (IICADOM). Gerda Cammaer
    Pittsburgh (1959): “Equilibriums of Paradox” and the Bicentennial City of Tomorrow. Sean P. Kilcoyne
    Round the World and Back Again: Mapping the Cultural and Historic Significance of the Adelaide Pearson Film Collection. Kimberly Tarr
    Screening the Stage Irishman: Irish Masculinity in Early American Cinema, 1895-1907. Peter Flynn
    Out of Print: The Changing Landscape of Print Accessibility for Repertory Programming. May HaDuong
    Restoring The Spanish Dancer (1923). Rob Byrne
    Stardust Monuments: The Saving and Selling of Hollywood by Alison Trope, Dartmouth College Press, 2012. Peter Decherney
    Saving Cinema: The Politics of Preservation by Caroline Frick, Oxford University Press, 2011. Jan-Christopher Horak
    The Phantom Carriage (1921). Blu-ray distributed by Criterion, 2011. Rob Byrne
    The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter, DVD distributed by Clarity Educational Productions, 2007. Melissa Dollman
    Treasures 5: The West, 1898-1938, DVD distributed by the National Film Preservation Foundation/Image Entertainment, 2011. Laura Horak
    Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema (1896-1913), DVD distributed by Flicker Alley, 2008. Georges Méliès Encore: New Discoveries (1896-1911), DVD distributed by Flicker Alley, 2010. Matthew Solomon
    Welcome Back: Association of Moving Image Archivists Annual Conference, November 16-19, 2011, Austin, Texas. Melissa Dollman
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    Editors’ Foreword. Marsha Orgeron and Devin Orgeron
    La Rabbia (1963), DVD distributed by Raro Video, 2011. Leo Goldsmith
    Private Century (2005-7) DVD distributed by Facets Video, 2009. Daniel Mauro
    Robert Flaherty Film Seminar, 2011: Sonic Truth. June 18 - 24, 2011, Colgate University, Hamilton, New York. Irene Gustafson
    Hidden Cinema of the Southwest and Mexico. February 25 - 26, 2011, Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Tucson. Amanda D. Howard
    Making Meaning of the Audiovisual Archive: FilmForum 2011. April 5 - 14, 2011, Udine and Gorizia, Italy. Ramesh Kumar
    Pressed into the Service of Cinema: Issues in Preserving the Software of Hollis Frampton and the Digital Arts Lab. Andy Uhrich
    Access and the Experimental Film: New Technologies and Anthology Film Archives’ Institutionalization of the Avant-Garde. Kristen Alfaro
    Archiving, Distribution, and Experimental Moving Image Histories. Julia Knight
    Encounters with the Real: Historicizing Stan Brakhage’s The Act of Seeing with one’s own eyes. Juan Carlos Kase
    Experimental /Avant-Garde Moving Images and the Archive: A Virtual Roundtable. Devin Orgeron and Marsha Orgeron
    Marginalization: Historical/Terminological. Scott MacDonald
    “Still Separate ... but Equal”? Margaret Parsons
    Notes from a Cautious Optimist. Haden Guest
    Artist as Archivist in the Digital Transition. Bill Brand
    At This Moment. Timoleon Wilkins
    Experimental Film on the Digital Doorstep. Bob Brodsky and Toni Treadway
    In Search of Sight-Specific Cinema. Ross Lipman
    “The Archives of our Memory”: Hollis Frampton’s Marmoreal Mammary. Ken Eisenstein
    Unessential Cinema: An Interview with Andrew Lampert. Joel Schlemowitz
    Archives and Images as Repositories of Time, Language, and Forms from the Past: A Conversation with Daniel Eisenberg. Frances Guerin
    When Visual Art Meets Cinema: The Reconstruction of “Projekt I - ‘90” by Peter Struycken. Gert Hoogeveen and Simona Monizza
    Who Is Going to Look at That? Experiences, Possibilities, and Pitfalls of Keeping Experimental Film in a Mid-sized Film Archive. Annette Groschke, Martin Koerber, and Daniel Meiller
    Optic Antics: The Cinema of Ken Jacobs. Edited by Paul Arthur, David E. James, and Michele Pierson. Oxford University Press, 2011. Erika Balsom
    Meshes of the Afternoon by John David Rhodes. Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. Alla Gadassik.
    The Filming of Modern Life: European Avant-Garde Films of the 1920s by Malcolm Turvey. The MIT Press, 2011. Tom Kemper
    On the Camera Arts and Consecutive Matters: The Writings of Hollis Frampton by Hollis Frampton, edited and with an introduction by Bruce Jenkins. The MIT Press, 2009. John Klacsmann
    Radical Light: Alternative Film and Video in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1945–2000. Edited by Steve Anker, Kathy Geritz, and Steve Seid. University of California Press, 2010. Federico Windhausen
    The Films of Alan Berliner, DVD distributed by Kino Lorber, Inc., 2011. Roger Beebe
    The Complete Magick Lantern Cycle, directed by Kenneth Anger. Blu-Ray distributed by BFI, 2009. Eliot Chayt
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    Editors’ Foreword. Marsha Orgeron and Devin Orgeron
    Surplus Material: Archives, History, and Innovation in Czechoslovak Army Films. Alice Lovejoy
    Dealing with Domestic Films: Methodological Strategies and Pitfalls in Studies of Home Movies from the Predigital Era. Cecilia Mörner
    “Have You Heard It Yet?” Advertising the First American Sound Films in Sweden. Christopher Natzén
    Swedish Inventor Sven Berglund’s Little-Known Achievements in the Development of Motion Picture Optical Sound Recording. Robert J. Heiber
    A Testimonial Dinner for Joseph I. Breen. Thomas Doherty
    Reconstructing Thanhouser: The Twenty-Five Year Journey of a Citizen Archivist. Ned Thanhouser
    Object Lessons: An Introduction to an Interview with Jan Švankmajer That Turned into an Essay by Jan Švankmajer. Devin Orgeron and Marsha Orgeron
    Cabinets of Wonders: On Creating and Collecting. Jan Švankmajer. Translated from the Czech by Gabriel M. Paletz and Ondřej Kálal
    Academic Films for the Classroom: A History by Geoff Alexander, McFarland, 2010. Margaret A. Compton
    From Grain to Pixel: The Archival Life of Film in Transition by Giovanna Fossati, Amsterdam University Press, 2009. Diana Little
    Universal Women: Filmmaking and Institutional Change in Early Hollywood by Mark Garrett Cooper, University of Illinois Press, 2010. Luci Marzola
    Miss Mend. DVD distributed by Flicker Alley, 2009. Dan Erdman
    The Italian Straw Hat. DVD distributed by Flicker Alley, 2010. Shari Kizirian
    Chaplin at Keystone Restored. DVD distributed by Flicker Alley, 2010. Charles Maland
    Under Full Sail: Silent Cinema on the High Seas. DVD distributed by Flicker Alley, 2009. Rielle Navitski
    La Roue. DVD distributed by Flicker Alley, 2008. Richard Suchenski
    Taxonomy in Action: International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives-Association of Moving Image Archivists Annual Conference. November 2–6, 2010, Philadelphia. Joshua Ranger
    Reimagining the Archive: Remapping and Remixing Traditional Models in the Digital Era, November 12–14, 2010, University of California, Los Angeles. Claudy Op den Kamp
    The Ascension of the Amateur: Saving Private Reels: Presentation, Appropriation and Recontextualization of the Amateur Moving Image. September 17–19, 2010, Cork, Ireland; The Center for Home Movies 2010 Digitization and Access Summit. September 22–24, 2010, Culpeper, Virginia. Maija Howe
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    Negotiating the Archives: The Natalie Kalmus Papers and the “Branding” of Technicolor in Britain and the United States. Sarah Street
    Going to the Movies in Paris, Around 1933: Film Culture, National Cinema, and Historical Method. Eric Smoodin
    Useful Cinema, Film Genres, and Screen Networks: The Story of Canadian Films Limited (1919-1920). Louis Pelletier
    Present at the Creation: A Memoir. Wendy Ann Shay
    Genesis of a Profession: Origins of the Film and Television Archives Advisory Committees. William T. Murphy
    Surveying AMIA’s First Twenty Years. Jan-Christopher Horak
    We Are the World: AMIA Comes of Age and Discovers International Relations. Sam Kula
    Antipodean Reflections on AMIA. Ray Edmondson
    How the AMIA Scholarships and Fellowships Program Helped Pave the Way for a New Generation of Moving Image Archivists. Robert Dirig
    AMIA’s Local Television Project. Karen Cariani
    A View from the Booth: Archival Screening Night. Katie Trainor
    I Am an Amateur Moving Image Archivist. Robbins Barstow
    On the Role of AMIA in Reshaping the Field of the Moving Image. Giovanna Fossati
    The Passion of Montgomery Clift by Amy Lawrence. University of California Press, 2010. Kate Fortmueller
    Films That Work: Industrial Film and the Productivity of Media. Edited by Vinzenz Hediger and Patrick Vonderau. Amsterdam University Press, 2009. Martin L. Johnson
    Kumar Talkies (1998). DVD-R distributed by First Run/Icarus Films, 2000. Ashish Chadha
    The Exiles (1961). DVD distributed by Milestone Films, 2009. Josh Glick
    Make Way for Tomorrow (1937). DVD distributed by Criterion Films, 2009. John Migliore
    Columbia Pictures Film Noir Classics I. DVD distributed by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2009 Columbia Pictures Film Noir Classics II. DVD distributed by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2010 Columbia Classics Bad Girls of Film Noir Volume 1. DVD distributed by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2010 Columbia Classics Bad Girls of Film Noir Volume 2. DVD distributed by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2010. Ronald Wilson
    Seventh Orphan Film Symposium. April 7 - 10, 2010, New York. Daniel Eagan
    “Rescued and Regained”: Il Cinema Ritrovato 2010. June 26 - July 3, 2010, Bologna, Italy. Margaret Parsons
    Columbia Classics Bad Girls of Film Noir Volume 2
    “Rescued and Regained”: Il Cinema Ritrovato 2010
    Editors’ Foreword. Marsha Orgeron and Devin Orgeron
    Conferences & Festivals
    Seventh Orphan Film Symposium
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    Editors’ Foreword. Marsha Orgeron and Devin Orgeron
    Football’s Wine Cellar: The NFL Films Archive. Travis Vogan
    Al Brick: The Forgotten Newsreel Man at Pearl Harbor. Greg Wilsbacher
    “It Is Entertainment, and It Will Sell Bonds!”: 16mm Film and the World War II Bond Campaign. Kathryn Cramer Brownell
    “Go Away Back to Berwick and Die!”: The Blackhill Campaign, the Coal Industry, and the British New Wave. Leo Enticknap
    Representation and Ethics in Moving Image Archives. Nina Rao
    Interview with Thomas G. Smith, Educational Filmmaker. Amanda R. Keeler
    The Search for Karl Brown. Kevin Brownlow
    Hidden Talent: The Emergence of Hollywood Agents by Tom Kemper. University of California Press, 2010. Lisa Dombrowski
    Mining the Home Movie: Excavations in Histories and Memories edited by Karen L. Ishizuka and Patricia R. Zimmermann. University of California Press, 2007. Yvonne Ng
    Screens: Viewing Media Installation Art by Kate Mondloch. University of Minnesota Press, 2010. Holly Willis
    Douglas Fairbanks: A Modern Musketeer. Flicker Alley, 2008. Paula Marantz Cohen
    The Lost and Found RKO Collection. Turner Classic Movies Vault Collection, 2008. Richard B. Jewell
    The National Parks: America’s Best Idea. Public Broadcasting Service Video, 2009. Andrea Leigh
    Charles Gagnon: 4 Films. Spectral Media, 2009. Scott MacKenzie
    Living Room Cinema: Films from Home Movie Day, Volume 1. Center for Home Movies, 2007. Daniel Mauro
    Colección Mosaico Criollo: Primera antología del cine mudo Argentino (First Argentine Silent Film Anthology). Museo del Cine-Pablo Ducrós Hicken, 2009. Michael Talbott
    No Guts, No Glory: The Medical Film Symposium. January 20-23, 2010, Philadelphia. Liz Coffey
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    Editors’ Foreword. Marsha Orgeron and Devin Orgeron
    Jackrabbit Genius: Melton Barker, Itinerant Films, and Creating Locality. Caroline Frick
    The Places You’ll Know: From Self-Recognition to Place Recognition in the Local Film. Martin L. Johnson
    Cuckoo in the Nest: Edwardian Itinerant Exhibition Practices and the Transition to Cinema in the United Kingdom from 1901 to 1906. Vanessa Toulmin
    Meeting the Movie Queen: An Itinerant Film Anchored in Place. Karan Sheldon
    Collecting Georgia’s Hometown Movies: Acquisition, Ownership, Preservation, and Access. Margaret A. Compton
    “Wasn’t That a Funny Thing That We Did?” Oral Histories of Itinerant Filmmaking. Dwight Swanson
    The Itinerant Films of Arthur J. Higgins. Albert Steg
    Itinerant Filmmaking in Knoxville in the 1920s: A Story Told through Unseen Movies. Bradley Reeves and Louisa Trott
    The Huntingdon’s Hero Story. Nathan Wagoner
    Cupboards of Curiosity: Women, Recollection, and Film History by Amelie Hastie. Duke University Press, 2007. Sarah Resnick
    Inherent Vice: Bootleg Histories of Videotape and Copyright by Lucas Hilderbrand. Duke University Press, 2009. Jimi Jones
    Archival Storytelling: A Filmmaker’s Guide to Finding, Using, and Licensing Third-Party Visuals and Music by Sheila Curran Bernard and Kenn Rabin. Focal Press, 2009. Snowden Becker
    My Grandmother (Chemi bebia) (1929) directed by Kote Mikaberidze. BC8, 2005. Denise J. Youngblood
    The Joy of Sex Education. BFI, 2009. Leo Enticknap
    Storm under the Sun (Hongri fengbao) directed by Xiaolian Peng and S. Louisa Wei. Blue Queen Cultural Communication, 2009. Michael Berry
    Northeast Historic Film: “The Whole World Is Watching!” Regina Longo
    Itinerant Filmography, North America. Compiled and edited by Caroline Frick
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    Guest Editor’s Introduction. David Pierce
    The Gray Zone: A Restorationist’s Travel Guide. Ross Lipman
    Midsummer Dream, Midwinter Nightmare: Max Reinhardt and Shakespeare versus the Warner Bros. Scott MacQueen
    Copyright, Preservation and Archives: An Interview with Eric Schwartz. David Pierce
    “Europe Ain’t Gonna See This Scene!”: Working with Variant Versions in Photoplay Productions’ Restoration of The Cat and the Canary. Christopher Bird
    Points of Origin: Discovering Ourselves through Access. Rick Prelinger
    Fight Pictures by Dan Streible. University of California Press, 2008. Leonard Maltin
    Stereoscopic Cinema and the Origins of 3-D Film: 1838-1952 by Ray Zone. The University Press of Kentucky, 2007. Michael S. Duffy
    Canyon Cinema: The Life and Times of an Independent Film Distributor by Scott MacDonald. University of California Press, 2008. Lindy Leong
    Inventing Film Studies edited by Lee Grieveson and Haidee Wasson Duke University Press, 2008. Eric Hoyt
    Treasures from American Film Archives IV: Avant-Garde Film, 1947-1986. Produced by The National Film Preservation Foundation. Distributed by Image Entertainment, 2009. Richard Suchenski
    Péter Forgács at the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. “Film, Memory, and Amnesia” Lecture & Screening of Miss Universe 1929. December 7, 2008. Martin L. Johnson
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    The State of Orphan Films: Editor’s Introduction. Dan Streible
    Are All (Analog) Films "Orphans"? A Predigital Appraisal. Paolo Cherchi Usai
    The Bureaucratic Activist: Federal Filmmakers and Social Change in the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Tick Eradication Campaign. Jennifer Zwarich
    Garras de oro (The Dawn of Justice—Alborada de justicia): The Intriguing Orphan of Colombian Silent Films. Juana Suárez and Ramiro Arbeláez
    Extended Family Films: Home Movies in the State-Sponsored Archive. Julia J. Noordegraaf and Elvira Pouw
    Carl Marzani and Union Films: Making Left-Wing Documentaries during the Cold War, 1946-1953. Charles Musser
    Nothing Could be Finer? George Stoney's Tar Heel Family and the Tar Heel State on Film. Devin Orgeron
    Experiments in Propaganda: Reintroducing James Blue's Colombia Trilogy. Jennifer Horne
    Carl Sanders and Albert Maysles: Georgia Politics Meets Direct Cinema, 1969-1970. Craig Breaden
    The Army, Newsreel, and The Army Film. Eric Breitbart
    Old-Time Religion: Christian Experimentalism and Preaching to the "Unchurched". Paul Cullum
    Between Sign-Off Films and Test Patterns: Insight at UCLA. Mark Quigley
    Tributes to Bill O'Farrell. Rosemary Bergeron and Sam Kula, Ken Weissman, Charles Tepperman, Nancy Watrous, and Karan Sheldon
    How the West Was Sung by Kathryn Kalinak. University of California Press, 2007. Kylah Magee
    Body Shots: Early Cinema's Incarnations by Jonathan Auerbach. University of California Press, 2007. Mia Ferm
    Harnessing the Technicolor Rainbow: Color Design in the 1930s by Scott Higgins. University of Texas Press, 2007. Zack Lischer-Katz
    Valentino: Rediscovering an Icon of Silent Film. DVD distributed by Flicker Alley, 2007. Hideaki Fujiki
    The Harold Lloyd Comedy Collection. DVD distributed by New Line Home Entertainment, 2005. Jennifer M. Bean
    Discovering Cinema: Learning to Talk & Movies Dream in Color (2003-2004). DVD distributed by Flicker Alley, 2007. Joshua Yumibe
    Projektionen der Sehnsucht: Saturn. Die erotischen Anfange der oesterreichischen Kinematografie [Projections of Desire, Saturn: The Erotic Beginnings of Austrian Cinematography]. VHS distributed by Filmarchiv Austria, 1999. Leigh Goldstein
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    Editor’s Foreword. Karen F. Gracy
    Digital Decay. Charlotte Crofts
    Theorizing Amateur Cinema: Limitations and Possibilities. Ryan Shand
    Unraveling the Madison News Reel: An Unlikely Convergence of Collage, Industrial, and Local Film. Sean Savage
    Joint Technical Symposium 2007: Audiovisual Heritage and the Digital Universe, University of Toronto, June 28–30, 2007. Kara Van Malssen
    Digital Asset Symposium, Museum of Modern Art, New York City, April 25, 2008. David Gibson
    Scenes of Instruction: The Beginnings of the U.S. Study of Film by Dana Polan. University of California Press, 2007. Haden Guest
    EAI Online Resource Guide for Exhibiting, Collecting & Preserving Media Art. Electronic Arts Intermix and Independent Media Arts Preservation, Inc., 2006. Steve Polta
    Phantom (1922) Directed by F.W. Murnau. Flicker Alley, 2006. Paul Dobryden
    Don’t Change Your Husband with The Golden Chance and Why Change Your Wife? with Miss Lulu Bett Directed by Cecil B. DeMille. Image Entertainment, 2005. Laura Horak
    The Virgin Spring Directed by Ingmar Bergman. The Criterion Collection, 2006. Arne Lunde
    Treasures III: Social Issues in American Film, 1900–1934. Image Entertainment, 2007. Daisuke Miyao
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    Editor’s Introduction. Karen F. Gracy
    Guest Editor’s Introduction. Leo Enticknap
    “Born Digital”—Raised an Orphan? Acquiring Digital Media through an Analog Paradigm. Dylan Cave
    Introduction to Bio-Fiction Classification Theory: Remix Methodologies and the Archivist. Dino Everett
    How to Preserve Your Films Forever. David Walsh
    When Governments Make Mistakes: Advocacy and the Long-Distance Archivist. Ray Edmondson
    Film Preservation: Competing Definitions of Value, Use, and Practice by Karen F. Gracy. Society of American Archivists, 2007. Snowden Becker
    Electric Edwardians: The Story of the Mitchell & Kenyon Collection by Vanessa Toulmin. British Film Institute, 2006. Martin L. Johnson
    Reconstructing American Historical Cinema by J. E. Smyth. University Press of Kentucky, 2006. Tom Kemper
    Popeye the Sailor, Volume One: 1933–1938. DVD, Warner Home Video, 2007. Sean Savage
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    Editor’s Foreword. Karen F. Gracy
    Framers of the Kept: Against the Grain Appraisal of Ephemeral Moving Images. Timothy Wisniewski
    A History of the Newsreel in Canada: A Struggle For Screen Time. Rosemary Bergeron
    Commercial Video Collections: A Preservation Survey of the Avery Fisher Center Collection at NYU. Paula De Stefano and Mona Jimenez
    The Missing Link: Content Indexing, User-Created Metadata, and Improving Scholarly Access to Moving Image Archives. Kevin Andreano
    Moving Image Technology: From Zoetrope to Digital by Leo Enticknap.Wallflower Press, 2005. Doron Galili
    The First Lady of Hollywood: A Biography of Louella Parsons by Samantha Barbas. University of California Press, 2005. Mary Desjardins
    Encyclopedia of Early Cinema Edited by Richard Abel. Routledge, 2005. Oliver Gaycken
    Peach Girl (Taohua qi xue ji) (1931) Directed by Bu Wancang. DVD from San Francisco Silent Film Festival. The Goddess (Shennü) (1934) Directed by Wu Yonggang. DVD and book. Ruan Ling-Yu: The Goddess of Shanghai by Richard J. Meyer. University of Hong Kong Press, 2005. Michael Baskett
    The Journal of Short Film. Volume 1, Fall 2005. Rich Housh
    Coming Out Under Fire (1994). Directed by Arthur Dong. DVD from DeepFocus Productions, 2003. Barak Kushner
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    Editor’s Foreword. Karen F. Gracy
    Something Different in Science Films: The Moody Institute of Science and the Canned Missionary Movement. Marsha Orgeron and Skip Elsheimer
    Henry Strauss and the Human Relations Film: Social Science Media and Interactivity in the Workplace. Heide Solbrig
    Movies of Local People and a Usable Past: Mill Town Treasures and Transcendent Views, 1936 - 1942. Stephanie Elaine Stewart
    Criteria for the Use of Digital Technology in Moving Image Restoration. Julia Wallmüller
    Fifth Orphan Film Symposium: Science, Industry, and Education. University of South Carolina, March 22-25, 2006. Regina Longo
    Watching Wildlife by Cynthia Chris. University of Minnesota Press, 2006. Jan-Christopher Horak
    Tunes for ‘Toons: Music and the Hollywood Cartoon by Daniel Goldmark. University of California Press, 2005. Amy Lawrence
    Andy Warhol Screen Tests: The Films of Andy Warhol, Catalogue Raisonné, Volume One by Callie Angell. Harry N. Abrams, 2006. Ara Osterweil
    The Stanley Kubrick Archives Edited by Alison Castle. Taschen, 2005. Gabriel M. Paletz
    Subjects and Sequences: A Margaret Tait Reader Edited by Peter Todd and Benjamin Cook. Lux, 2004; Columbia University Press, 2006. Ryan Shand
    Fox Film Noir (Laura, Call Northside 777, Panic in the Streets, House of Bamboo, Nightmare Alley, The Street with No Name). Dana Polan
    Brats: Our Journey Home (2005) Directed by Donna Musil. Brats without Borders, 2005. J. Emmett Winn
    Unseen Cinema: Early American Avant-Garde Film 1894-1941. Curated by Bruce Posner; produced for DVD by David Shepard. Distributed by Image Entertainment and Anthology Film Archives, 2005. William C. Wees
    Winter Soldier (1972). Produced by the Winterfilm Collective. DVD from Milliarium Zero/Milestone, 2006. Ron Wilson
    Cabin Field (2005). Directed by Laura Kissel. Julia Zay
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    Editor’s Introduction. Jan-Christopher Horak
    Just Another Form of Ideology? Ethical and Methodological Principles in Film Restoration. Andreas Busche
    The Library of Congress Film Project: Film Collecting and a United State(s) of Mind. Janna Jones
    Mitchell and Kenyon, Archival Contingency, and the Cultural Production of Historical License. Nathan Carroll
    Mobile Home Movies: Travel and le Politique des Amateurs. Devin Orgeron
    My Saga of the Newly Discovered Estate of Erich von Stroheim. Rick Schmidlin
    Silent Film Exhibition and Performative Historiography: The Within Our Gates Project. Anna Siomopoulos and Patricia Zimmermann
    The Birth of a Black Cinema: Race, Reception, and Oscar Micheaux’s Within Our Gates. Anna Siomopoulos
    Revisiting and Remixing Black Cinema. Patricia Zimmermann
    Media Antecedents to Within Our Gates: Weaving Disparate Threads. John L. Hochheimer
    The Spoken Word in Within Our Gates: Revisited and Remixed. Grace An
    Interview with Fe Nunn. Anna Siomopoulos and Grace An
    Museum Movies: The Museum of Modern Art and the Birth of Art Cinema by Haidee Wasson. University of California Press, 2005. Barbara Selznick
    Hollywood and the Culture Elite: How the Movies Became American by Peter Decherney. Columbia University Press, 2005. Heidi Kenaga
    A Line of Sight: American Avant-Garde Film since 1965 by Paul Arthur.University of Minnesota Press, 2005. The Most Typical Avant-Garde: History and Geography of Minor Cinemas in Los Angeles by David E. James. University of California Press, 2005. Jan-Christopher Horak
    American Cinema’s Transitional Era: Audiences, Institutions, Practices Edited by Charlie Keil and Shelly Stamp. University of California Press, 2004. Kristen Anderson Wagner
    Walden (1969) Filmed and edited by Jonas Mekas. VHS from Re:Voir Video Editions. Joshua Mabe
    Why We Fight directed by Eugene Jarecki. Sony Pictures Classics, 2005. Jill Kozeluh
    Notre Musique (2004) written and directed by Jean-Luc Godard. Produced by Avventura Films. In the Realms of the Unreal (2004) directed by Jessica Yu. Produced by Diorama Films. DVDs from Wellspring Media. Lindy Leong