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When Movies Were Theater: Architecture, Exhibition, and the Evolution of American Film William   Paul

When Movies Were Theater: Architecture, Exhibition, and the Evolution of American Film

William Paul

Published May 24th 2016
ISBN : 9780231541374
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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... MoreThere 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 Edisons 1896 projections to the 1968 Cinerama premiere of Stanley Kubricks 2001. William Paul matches distinct architectural forms to movie styles, showing how cinemas roots in theater influenced business practices, exhibition strategies, and film technologies.