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Richard Abel

Richard Abel is Professor Emeritus of International Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Michigan. He is author of Americanizing the Movies and "Movie-Mad" Audiences, 1910-1914 , and Menus for Movieland: Newspapers and the Emergence of American Film Culture, 1913-1916 , and editor of the Encyclopedia of Early Cinema , (with Giorgio Bertellini and Rob King) Early Cinema and the "National , " and (with Rick Altman) The Sounds of Early Cinema .