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A Moving Subject





ISBN 9781003098973
Published November 22, 2020 by CRC Press
144 Pages

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Description:

A Moving Subject offers a collection of essays from around the world. From Italy to the Middle East, from an analysis of A Night on Bald Mountain to African cinema animation, these essays help to paint the world of animation in a comprehensive and international manner. Handpicked by renowned animation historian and researcher Giannalberto Bendazzi, this book offers a look at the global foundations of animation from disparate regions, peoples and methods, and helps to demonstrate animation as a unifying factor of the human race.

Key Features:

  • A fresh perspective on animation from a global lens
  • A new look into traditional animation produced from around the world
  • Essays that reflect on the nature of colour, animation and light

 

Author:

A former professor at the Nanyang Technological University of Singapore and the Università degli Studi of Milan, Italian-born Giannalberto Bendazzi has thoroughly investigated the history of animation for more than forty years. A founding member of the Society for Animation Studies, he has authored or edited various classics in various languages and has lectured extensively on every continent. He received an honorary doctorate from Lisbon University in 2019.

Table of Contents

 Chapter 1 ◾ The Italians Who Invented the Drawn-on-Film Technique 1

Chapter 2 ◾ Chromatic Music by Bruno Ginanni Corradini (1912) 11

Chapter 3 ◾ The First Italian Animated Feature Film and Its Producer 21

Chapter 4 ◾ Defining Animation: A Proposal 37

Chapter 5 ◾ African Cinema Animation 47

Chapter 6 ◾ Alexandre Alexeieff: Poems of Light and Shadow 65

Chapter 7 ◾ The First Reviews of A Night on Bald Mountain 87

Chapter 8 ◾ Dreams of Alexeieff 93

Chapter 9 ◾ Bruno Bozzetto: His Early Years 97

Chapter 10 ◾ Address: Rossi, Mitteleuropa 115

Chapter 11 ◾ The Egg of Cohl 119

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Biography

A former professor at the Nanyang Technological University of Singapore and the Università degli Studi of Milan, Italian-born Giannalberto Bendazzi has been thoroughly investigating the history of animation for more than forty years. A founding member of the Society for Animation Studies, he authored or edited various classics in various languages, and has lectured extensively on every continent.