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Devices of curiosity : early cinema and popular science

Author: Oliver Gaycken
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford Univ. Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Devices of Curiosity excavates a largely unknown genre of early cinema, the popular-science film. Primarily a work of cinema history, it also draws on the insights of the history of science.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Oliver Gaycken
ISBN: 9780190235987 0190235985 9780199860685 0199860688 9780199860692 0199860696 9780199860708 019986070X
OCLC Number: 911189389
Notes: Includes index.
Prologue: Where did these scorpions come from? -- "Revealing nature's closest secrets": F. Martin Duncan's popular-science films at the Charles Urban Trading Company -- Juggling flies and gravid plants: F. Percy Smith's early popular-science films -- "A drama unites them in a fight to the death": the flourishing of popular-science films in France, 1909-1914 -- A modern cabinet of curiosities: George Kleine's collection of popular-science films -- Popular science and crime melodrama: Louis Feuillade and the serial -- Conclusion: Round and round: from the somersaulting monkey to "bug workout."
Description: XII, 254 Seiten : Illustrationen
Contents: Prologue: Where Did These Scorpions Come from? ; Chapter One: "Revealing Nature's Closest Secrets":F. Martin Duncan's Popular-Science Films at the Charles Urban Trading Company ; Chapter Two: Juggling Flies and Gravid Plants: F. Percy Smith's Early Popular-Science Films ; Chapter Three: "A Drama Unites Them in a Fight to the Death": The Flourishing of Popular-Science Films in France, 1909-1914 ; Chapter Four: A Modern Cabinet of Curiosities: George Kleine's Collection of Popular-Science Films ; Chapter Five: Popular Science and Crime Melodrama: Louis Feuillade and the Serial ; Conclusion: Round and Round: From the Somersaulting Monkey to "Bug Workout" ; Works Cited ; Index
Responsibility: Oliver Gaycken.

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