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Включването на България в глобалната киномрежа в края на XIX и началото на XX век
An Attempt at Identification of the Travelling Film Projectionists

Author(s): Peter Kurdjilov
Subject(s): Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts
Published by: Институт за изследване на изкуствата, Българска академия на науките

Summary/Abstract: The first steps of the cinematograph in Bulgaria were obscured by the uncertainty and mysteriousness. That is why the academic historic research of this early epoch is exceptionally complicated. The lack of facts submerged in anonymity most of the priests of the Tenth Muse that have announced the birth of the new celluloid age in our country. For decades their personification was difficult, even impossible. In the history of the cinema in Bulgaria there were mentioned just some twenty foreign film distributors that have roamed the land during the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century. Our film scholars know very little if nothing about most of them (the only exception being the englishman Charles Raider Noble). In the few studies dedicated to them in even the most serious academic publications biographical data about those people was lacking, their names were rarely mentioned properly. Their nationality very often was not known… The detailed studies realized during the last few years by Dr Petar Kardzhilov have allowed him to identify the personality of almost a dozen absolutely unknown up to now travelling film projectionists, to supplement the list with the names of the first film voyagers, to attain precious biographical data about them (personal as well s professional).

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 38-45
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Bulgarian