An Alternative History of the Transylvanian Silent Cinema

Delia ENYEDI


Abstract:

The Transylvanian silent cinema industry revolved around Jenő Janovics whose expertise in theatre directing and management translated into about seventy films produced in the city of Cluj-Napoca between 1913-1920. The present paper proposes its alternative history as told through the experiences shared by various artists whom Janovics, as cultural entrepreneur, introduced to the moving images.

Keywords: Transylvanian silent cinema, cultural entrepreneurship, multiculturalism, Jenő Janovics, Nicolae Bretan/Miklós Bretán.

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