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The Dream That Kicks By Professor Michael Chanan

The Dream That Kicks
by Professor Michael Chanan

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A classic account of the prehistory and early years of cinema in Britain. This new paperback edition provides a fascinating account of the rich and hitherto hidden history of the origins of film.
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The Dream That Kicks: The Prehistory and Early Years of Cinema in Britain by Professor Michael Chanan

The Dream the Kicks is a classic account of the prehistory and early years of cinema in Britain. In this new paperback edition, which has been thoroughly revised to take into account recent scholarship of early cinema, Michael Chanan provides a fasciniating account of the rich and hitherto hidden history of the origins of film.
Chanan demonstrates that the theory of `the persistence of vision', which led to the invention of moving pictures, has been superceded by modern scientific findings. In its place, he puts forward a theory of invention as a type of bricolage, and shows that cinematography was a product of the forces of nineteenth century capitalism. He discusses the wealth of influences, both popular and bourgeois, on the culture of early cinema, including diorama, the magic lantern, itinerant entertainers and music hall. He looks at the relationship between film and photography, and considers the nascent film business, the ways in which early cinema was received by its audiences and the developing aesthetics of cinema in its first fifteen years.

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...not only is the book a careful study of early British cinema but it is equally an important explosion of what it means to write film history.

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GOR003354901
The Dream That Kicks: The Prehistory and Early Years of Cinema in Britain by Professor Michael Chanan
Professor Michael Chanan
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
1995-12-14
312
041511750X
9780415117500
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