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Devices of Curiosity Early Cinema and Popular Science

Author: Oliver Gaycken
Publisher: Oxford University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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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Additional Physical Format: Print
Devices of Curiosity Early Cinema and Popular Science
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Oliver Gaycken
OCLC Number: 941937178
Notes: Book.
Description: 1 online resource
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

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