Cinema before Cinema – The Origins of Scientific Cinematography9780901299758, 0901299758

Author : Virgilio Tosi
Description:This classic history of scientific film was published in Italian in 1984, and is receiving its first English publication in a revised and updated edition. Tosi challenges traditional histories of the cinema by arguing that late-nineteenth century sequence photographers Eadweard Muybridge and Etienne-Jules Marey were not precursors of the entertainment cinema but of a vital history of scientific cinematography. Tosi describes the scientific impulses behind Muybridge, Marey, other chronophotographers such as Jules Janssen, Albert Londe, and Georges Demeny, and demonstrates the fascinating ways in which surgeons, astronomers, ethnologists and biologists used film in the earliest years of cinema.
Categories: Art Cinema
Year :2006
Publisher : Wallflower Press
Language : English
N° Of Pages : 280[244]
File Info : pdf 25 Mb