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Lotte Reiniger : pioneer of film animation / Whitney Grace.

Author/Creator:
Grace, Whitney author.
Publication:
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2017]
Format/Description:
Book
xi, 274 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Subjects:
Reiniger, Lotte.
Women motion picture producers and directors -- Germany -- Biography.
Animators -- Germany -- Biography.
Animators -- Germany.
Animation (Cinematography) -- Germany.
Form/Genre:
Silhouette animation films.
Summary:
"For three years during the 1920s, in an attic in Potsdam, a young woman crafted what is today the oldest surviving animated feature film. Equipped with scissors, cardboard, sheets of lead, glass panes and a camera, animation pioneer Lotte Reiniger filmed Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed (or, The Adventures of Prince Achmed) using a technique of frame-by-frame silhouette animation she developed, inspired by Chinese shadow puppetry. As the result of a number of factors-her gender, her German ethnicity, World War II, a lack of funding-Reiniger became a footnote to animation history. Yet her more than 60 films plainly show her dedication to her craft and her skill. This detailed account of her life and work describes her significant contributions to animation, puppetry, Weimar cinema and modern filmmaking."-- Provided by publisher.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 254-265), filmography (pages 251-252) and index.
ISBN:
9781476662060
1476662061
OCLC:
966561160
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