© 2017 – CRC Press
171 pages | 2 B/W Illus.
Giannalberto Bendazzi brings to light some of the lost relics of animation history with his new book, Twice the First: Quirino Cristiani and the Animated Feature Film. Unlike other works, however, Bendazzi focuses on the growth of animation in non-western countries. This book particularly emphasizes the contributions of Quirino Cristiani and how his work influenced other animators. Bendazzi provides in-depth coverage about Cristiani’s life, both professionally and personally. Twice the First takes the reader on an exciting journey through the historical development of animation through the eyes of Quirino Cristiani.
Foreword by John Halas. Who and When. From Santa Giuletta to Buenos Aires. The First Years in Argentina. A Meeting With Federico Valle and an Introduction to Animated Caricatures. Taborda, Cristiani and El Apóstol. The First Feature Length Animated Film in History. The Cristiani Family. Sin dejar rastro. Early Animation and the Feature Film. Frederico Valle. Sports, satire and science in short films of the 1920s. Cristiani in advertising. The most ambitious project of the Estudios Cristiani. Peludópolis, the first animated feature length film with sound. Cristiani as an entrepreneur. Constancio C. Vigil and the story of El mono relojero. El mono relojero on the screen. The pioneer from Santa Giuletta and the wizard from Burbank. Cristiani’s Legacy. Appendix I: Historial Notes. Appendix II: Cinema, Theater, Radio and Comics. Appendix III: Spurlos versenkt. Appendix IV: Andres Ducaud: Following Cristiani's Lead.