News & Updates

Francisco Griñán completes doctorate on early Spanish cinema

It is with great joy that I announce that my friend and fellow early cinema researcher, Francisco Griñán, has been awarded his Ph.D. by the University of Malaga. I was honored to be invited to form part of his doctoral committee. The defense took place on February 5th and was witnessed by all of Paco's friends and family.

A beautiful view of the Belle Epoque through paintings

Pictured: Gallerie des machins, Expo Universelle 1889 Paris

The blog, "Five Minute History" recently published a lovely survey of the Belle Époque. The Blog includes pictures of buildings from Paris to Mexico (including the Biltmore in Asheville, NC) that represent the cultural achievements of the era.

Most wonderful for me is the film from paintings of Paris in the era.







"Sound Rewrites Silents" Now available in Kintop Polish Anthology

My academic article, “Sound Rewrites Silents” was originally published in the journal  Kintop, Winter 1999. The German title is  "Stummfilmgeschichte im Licht der Tonbilder," Kintop 8,  1999, p. 141-158.

The same material, in English, was included in my book, Alice Guy Blaché, Lost Visionary of the Cinema, Bloomsbury, 2002. (In Spanish by Plots Ediciones, Spain, 2009).