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“Komedi within Komedi”: Moving Pictures and Intermedial Crossings in Turn-of-the-Century Colonial Indonesia
In the past thirty years studies of early cinema, mostly focusing on the history of film production and exhibition in the West, have been preoccupied with examining the emergence of moving imagesExpand
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Moving pictures across colonial boundaries: the multiple nationalities of the American Biograph in Southeast Asia
Abstract This article assesses the transnational exhibition, distribution, and marketing of films in Southeast Asia, primarily the Netherlands Indies and British Malaya, around the turn of the lastExpand
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The Emergence of a Modern Audience for Cinema in Colonial Java
This article examines the emergence of a modern audience for early cinema in colonial Java at the beginning of the twentieth century. As a visual medium combined with musical accompaniment, movingExpand
Intermediality in early cinema studies: An interrogation of a widely used concept for research practice
The authors discuss the concept of intermediality for research in early cinema. After a general introduction to intermediality as research problem in media studies, the question is raised whether theExpand
Currents of empire
The Komedi Bioscoop: The Emergence of Movie-Going in Colonial Indonesia, 1896-1914
This dissertation traces the emergence of a local culture of movie-going in the Netherlands Indies (present-day Indonesia) from 1896 until the outbreak of the First World War in 1914. It outlines theExpand
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From “Crocodile City” to “Ville Lumière”: Cinema Spaces on the Urban Landscape of Colonial Surabaya
The development of exhibition spaces in Surabaya, from canvas and bamboo tents to luxurious cinema palaces, between 1897 and World War I demonstrates the burgeoning movie-going scene in this majorExpand
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