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Cherchi-Usai, Paolo


CHERCHI-USAI, Paolo. American (born Italy), b. 1957. Genres: Film. Career: Film curator and historian. University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, adjunct professor of English. Lavoro, Genoa, Italy, editor of arts section, 1982-88; George Eastman House, Rochester, assistant curator, 1989-92, senior curator of film, 1994-; Royal Film Archive, Brussels, Belgium, head of preservation projects, 1993-94; Cineteca del Friuli, Gemona, Italy, deputy curator, 1986-88; Selznick School of Film Preservation, Rochester, director, 1996-; teacher at University of Liege and International School for Film Preservation, Bologna, Italy. Publications: The Vitagraph Company of America (1897-1916), 1987; Burning Passions: An Introduction to the Study of Silent Cinema, 1995; Silent Cinema: An Introduction, 2000; The Death of Cinema: History, Cultural Memory, and the Digital Dark Age, 2001. EDITOR: Silent Witnesses: Russian Films, 1908-1917, 1989; (with C. Rowell) The Griffith Project, Volume 1: Films Produced 1907-1908, 2000, Volume 2: Films Produced in January-June 1909, 2000, Volume 3: Films Produced in July-December 1909, 2000, Volume 4: Films Produced in 1910, 2001, Volume 5: Films Produced in 1911, 2002. Contributor to journals. Address: George Eastman House, 900 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607, U.S.A. Online address: [email protected]

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