Inventing The Movies

This novelized biography brings Alice Guy back to us, all of her determination, her creativity, her passion, her flaws, and her glory.

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Lost Visionary of The Cinema

This book provides a close analysis of the one hundred Guy Blaché films that survive, and in the process rewrites early cinema history.

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Recent News & Updates

Posted on Jul 25, 2014

At long last, The Lost Visionary will be available on Amazon as a Kindle book. Pub date is August 14, 2014, but you can pre-order the book now here.

Posted on Jul 9, 2014

A great article-length bio about Buster Keaton by Loren Kantor on Spice Today.

Why write about Buster Keaton in a blog dedicated to early cinema and Alice Guy? Because Herbert Blaché, Alice's husband, directed a few films in Hollywood before the transition to sound, and one of them was The Saphead, the first feature film starring Buster Keaton.

Posted on Jul 3, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One thing that is true of all early cinema, silent cinema, and early talkies: without preservation and conservation, the films eventually disintegrate. That's if we even know where they are to begin with.

But every now and then a treasure thought long lost is found again.