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Israeli Early Cinema

In memory of Jospeh Halachmi (1933-2019), Founder & Film historian

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מאמרים עיוניים, מאמרים היסטוריים, סקירות וניתוחים אקדמיים העוסקים בעיקר בתחום הקולנוע הארץ הישראלי המוקדם - אך גם בקולנוע הישראלי המאוחר והעכשווי ובקולנוע היהודי והעולמי.

כותבים וחוקרים, כמו גם עיתונאים וחובבים - מוזמנים לפנות באמצעות טופס הקשר באתר ולהציע או להמליץ על תכנים לפרסום.

Why God created Cinema

Filmography

Why God created Cimema?

The story of the Projected-Image goes back to the down of the Homo sapiens.

On the first time when Adam dared to pick up a burning branch of wood he discovered a Wonderful Phenomenon: by throwing the light radiating from the fire of the burning branch on a surface, and by blocking the light by certain objects, he might cast series of lights and shadows on the wall of his cave and shape them into figures. That was the first “Home Cinema” device, and Adam was the first Cinematographer. From now on it was only a matter of scientific and technologic development, from Flickering Shadows to Modern Digital Magic Boxes.

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Film Diary - Ingmar Bergman and Nazism

In her documentary film “Bergman – A Year in a Life”, Jane Magnusson discusses the topic of Ingmar Bergman and Nazism. In his memoir “Laterna Magica” and his interviews Bergman consistently emphasized his Nazi enthusiasm that lasted until well after the end of World War became convinced II when he learend of the truth about the Holocaust.
The trouble with Ingmar's account is that nobody confirms it.

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Oded Hanoded

odded hanodedOded Hanoded is 1932 Drama film directed by Chaim Halachmi (Haim Halachmi), and written by Chaim Halachmi (Haim Halahmi) and Tzvi Lieberman-Livne (Based on his childrens book).

Considered first full-length Hebrew feature film.

"A cornerstone for the Hebrew cinema was laid yesterday" by Doar Hayom after the film's premiere at Jerusalem's Zion Cinema.

Uri Klein, Ha’aretz film critic: “Today, 78 years after its making, the major interest in watching the film stems from its attempt to deal with the conflict between the collective and the individual".

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Fresh Wind: The first Zionist Film in Palestine - Book Review

Book review, of "Fresh Wind: The first Zionist Film in Palestine, 1899-1902" by Israeli film historian Jospeh Halachmi.

Published by Routledge, "Early Popular Visual Calture" (Vol.8, No.4, November 2010, 451-458).

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La Comedie musicale et la double vie du cinema

We are pleased to announce you that one of our members, Viva Paci, just published La Comédie musicale et la double vie du cinéma (Lyon/Udine, Aléas/Forum, 2011). You will find below and in attached files all informations : presentation of the book, presentation of the author, table of contents, a link to get the book.

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Sentimental journeys of the big-eyed sightseer: Tourism and the early cinema

Sentimental journeys of the big-eyed sightseer: Tourism and the early cinema - The representation of the tourist in the American cinema,1903-04, to reflect on the evident popularity of some kinds of travelogue in an entertainment milieu that marked by a  variety of ethnic and national stereotypes, and finally to point out what appears to have been a correspondence of sorts between the rising tourist industry and an emerging  continuous action  film narrative, a correspondence in which the image of Thomas Cook begins to merge with that of Adolph Zukor.

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Travelling Cinema in Europe., edited by Martin Loiperdinger

The book Travelling Cinema in Europe. Sources and Perspectives, edited by Martin Loiperdinger and published as KINtop Schriften 10, presents the proceedings of the international conference Travelling Cinema in Europe, which was held from 6 to 8 September 2007 in the cinema of the Cinémathèque de la Ville de Luxembourg.

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