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dc.contributor.advisorDavis, Janet M.en
dc.contributor.advisorSchatz, Thomasen
dc.creatorFrick, Caroline Janeen
dc.date.accessioned2008-08-28T22:23:30Zen
dc.date.available2008-08-28T22:23:30Zen
dc.date.issued2005en
dc.identifierb60728942en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/1915en
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractWith the inception of cinema in the late 1890s, discussions relating to the preservation of film emerged in countries around the globe. Early motion picture collectors, enthusiasts, critics, scholars, and producers justified film preservation by appealing to cinema’s role as art or artifact or through the medium’s capacity to document historical events. In the mid to late twentieth century, however, film preservation advocates increasingly validated their work by defining and celebrating cinema as cultural heritage. This dissertation investigates the emergence and growth of the film preservation movement throughout the twentieth century on all levels of the film archiving network, from the international and national to the infra-national. Using a wide range of archival documents and organizational records, this project creates a more complete discursive history of key institutions involved in the film preservation movement. Moreover, the project examines the ramifications of this movement upon what constitutes “American” film heritage for the scholar, practitioner, and global audience. This dissertation illustrates that moving image archives have not merely preserved movie history, but have, instead, actively produced cinematic heritage.en
dc.format.mediumelectronicen
dc.language.isoengen
dc.rightsCopyright is held by the author. Presentation of this material on the Libraries' web site by University Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin was made possible under a limited license grant from the author who has retained all copyrights in the works.en
dc.subject.lcshMotion picture film--Preservationen
dc.subject.lcshMotion pictures--United Statesen
dc.titleRestoration nation: motion picture archives and "American" film heritageen
dc.description.departmentRadio-Television-Filmen
dc.identifier.oclc67148999en
dc.type.genreThesisen
thesis.degree.departmentRadio-Television-Filmen
thesis.degree.disciplineRadio-Television-Filmen
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen


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