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Living Pictures: The Origins of the Movies (SUNY series, Cultural Studies in Cinema/Video) Hardcover – 30 Apr 1998


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Product details

  • Hardcover: 188 pages
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press (30 April 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0791437671
  • ISBN-13: 978-0791437674
  • Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 1.3 x 24.1 cm
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,127,438 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This book synthesizes multiple histories that constitute the origin of the movies: invention, technology, social history, aesthetics, business, science. In this it is unique. There have been many histories of the beginning of the movies (and, in what is a priceless bibliography, the author lists all of them), but none so far has gone beyond national borders. None has combined European with American contributions, and none has told the story from so many vantage points. I felt that I was finally reading the true story for the first time, told by an author that I could trust. Marta Braun, Ryerson Polytechnic University"

"This book synthesizes multiple histories that constitute the origin of the movies: invention, technology, social history, aesthetics, business, science. In this it is unique. There have been many histories of the beginning of the movies (and, in what is a priceless bibliography, the author lists all of them), but none so far has gone beyond national borders. None has combined European with American contributions, and none has told the story from so many vantage points. I felt that I was finally reading the true story for the first time, told by an author that I could trust." -- Marta Braun, Ryerson Polytechnic University

About the Author

Deac Rossell is the former National Special Projects Officer for the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles, and former Head of Programme Planning at the National Film Theatre, London. He is currently working on a book on German cinema before 1900.


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