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Film and Attraction: From Kinematography to Cinema

Gaudreault, Andre

Editore: University of Illinois Press, 2011
ISBN 10: 0252078055 / ISBN 13: 9780252078057
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Titolo: Film and Attraction: From Kinematography to ...

Casa editrice: University of Illinois Press

Data di pubblicazione: 2011

Legatura: Soft cover

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Establishing a new vision for film history, Film and Attraction: From Kinematography to Cinema urges readers to consider the importance of complex social and cultural forces in early film. André Gaudreault argues that Edison and the Lumières did not invent cinema; they invented a device. Explaining how this device, the kinematograph, gave rise to cinema is the challenge he sets for himself in this volume. He highlights the forgotten role of the film lecturer and examines film's relationship with other visual spectacles in fin-de-siècle culture, from magic sketches to fairy plays and photography to vaudeville. In reorienting the study of film history, Film and Attraction offers a candid reassessment of Georges Méliès' rich oeuvre and includes a new, unabridged translation of Méliès' famous 1907 text "Kinematographic Views." A foreword by Rick Altman stresses the relevance of Gaudreault's concerns to Anglophone film scholarship.



André Gaudreault is a professor at the Département d?histoire de l?art et d?études cinématographiques at the Université de Montréal, the author of From Plato to Lumière: Narration and Monstration in Literature and Cinema, and the editor of American Cinema 1890?1909: Themes and Variations. Timothy Barnard is a film historian, author, and translator.

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