Giannalberto Bendazzi brings to light some of the lost relics of animation history with his new book, Twice the First: Quirino Cristiani and the Animated Feature Film. Unlike other works, however, Bendazzi focuses on the growth of animation in non-western countries. This book particularly emphasizes the contributions of Quirino Cristiani and how his work influenced other animators. Bendazzi provides in-depth coverage about Cristiani’s life, both professionally and personally. Twice the First takes the reader on an exciting journey through the historical development of animation through the eyes of Quirino Cristiani.
- A look back at the modest beginnings of feature film animation.
- An exciting account of some facts never before revealed in the history and development of animated film
- Among the fascinating information the reader can learn from this book, is that not all the action in cinematography took place in North America and Western Europe
- This book provides an important service in documenting the early period of animation and filling in the gaps in the history of the development of animation.