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The modern supernatural and the beginnings of cinema

Author: Murray Leeder
Publisher: London : This Palgrave Macmillan imprint is published by Springer Nature, [2017]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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. The book takes up the familiar notion of cinema as a "ghostly," "spectral" or "haunted" medium and asks what made such association possible. Examining the history of the projected image and supernatural displays, psychical research and telepathy, spirit photography and X-rays, the skeletons of the danse macabre and  Read more...
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LEEDER, MURRAY.
MODERN SUPERNATURAL AND THE BEGINNINGS OF CINEMA.
[Place of publication not identified] : PALGRAVE MACMILLAN, 2017
(OCoLC)964377807
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Murray Leeder
ISBN: 9781137583710 1137583711
OCLC Number: 968511967
Description: 1 online resource
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. Méliès'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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