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Getting into the Picture Business

Ian Christie

in Robert Paul and the Origins of British Cinema

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226105628
eISBN:
9780226610115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226610115.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Edison’s kinetoscope, launched in 1893 after his success with the phonograph, continued the 19th century’s fascination with reproductive novelties, also typified by the stereoscope. Kinetoscopes, ... More


Prelude

Ian Christie

in Robert Paul and the Origins of British Cinema

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226105628
eISBN:
9780226610115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226610115.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Understanding the origins of moving pictures is important because of what the industry became, and debates about its significance as a symptom or cause of modernity. Robert Paul needs to be ... More


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