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Studios Before the SystemArchitecture, Technology, and the Emergence of Cinematic Space$
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Brian R. Jacobson

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780231172813

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231172813.001.0001

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Studio Factories and Studio Cities

Studio Factories and Studio Cities

Paris’s Cités Du Cinéma and the Inconsistency of Modernity

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Studios Before the System

Brian R. Jacobson

Columbia University Press

This chapter analyzes the expansion of film studios into mass production centers in major Western cities, focusing on Gaumont and Pathé’s studios in Paris. As these studios began to look and operate more like the industrial centers of the later Hollywood “dream factory system,” their architectural spaces shaped concurrent (or “convergent”) practices of cinematic, artistic, and industrial production, all while adapting to the changing infrastructure of modernizing Paris.

Keywords:   Gaumont, Pathé, Paris, Electricity, Modernity, studio

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