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The modern supernatural and the beginnings of cinema

Author: Murray Leeder
Publisher: London : Palgrave Macmillan, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study sees the nineteenth century supernatural as a significant context for cinema's first years. In addition to examining the use of supernatural themes by pioneering filmmakers like Georges  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Leeder, Murray.
Modern supernatural and the beginnings of cinema.
London : This Palgrave Macmillan imprint is published by Springer Nature, [2017]
(OCoLC)968511967
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Murray Leeder
ISBN: 9781137583703 1137583703
OCLC Number: 964377807
Description: xii, 209 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. The Haunting of Film Theory --
3. Light and Lies: Screen Practice and (Super-) Natural Magic --
4. The Strange Case of George Albert Smith: Mesmerism, Psychical Research and Cinema --
5. Aesthetics of Co-registration: Spirit Photography, X-rays and Cinema --
6. Melies's Skeleton: Gender, Cinema's Danse Macabre and the Erotics of Bone --
7. "Living Pictures at Will": Projecting Haunted Minds --
8. Conclusion: Lost Worlds, Ghost Worlds.
Responsibility: Murray Leeder.

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