Cinema Journal, 22, 3, Spring, 1983

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Front Matter
Editor's Introduction, 2-3
Virginia Wright Wexman
American Vitagraph: 1897-1901, 4-46
Charles Musser
Abstract: The early years of American Vitagraph Company are re-examined in a way which reveals the problems and realities of the moving picture world during the 1890s. Vitagraph's business policies reflect the interplay of film production and exhibition, suggesting that the company's business strategies are seen most profitably in relation to cinema's historically specific mode of production.
From Luk√°cs to Kracauer and beyond: Social Film Histories and the German Cinema, 47-70
Patrice Petro
Abstract: In an effort to uncover the assumptions behind sociological analysis of the German cinema, this essay examines Siegfried Kracauer's "From Caligari to Hitler", Paul Monaco's "Cinema and Society", and Julian Petley's "Capital and Culture", arguing that despite its obvious flaws, Kracauer's study remains the most compelling model for subsequent interpretation.
Professional Notes, 71-75
E. Ann Kaplan, Lauren Rabinovitz
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