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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


Edison’s Kinetoscope and Pre-Motion-Picture Entertainment

Michael Glover Smith and Adam Selzer

in Flickering Empire: How Chicago Invented the U.S. Film Industry

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231174497
eISBN:
9780231850797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174497.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the role of Thomas Edison in the invention of the motion-picture camera and the establishment of Chicago's film industry. Although Chicago may not have been the center of the ... More


The Columbian Exposition

Michael Glover Smith and Adam Selzer

in Flickering Empire: How Chicago Invented the U.S. Film Industry

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231174497
eISBN:
9780231850797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174497.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the influence of the Columbian Exposition of 1893 on Chicago's film industry. It is difficult today to impress upon people just how big the Columbian Exposition was. It covered ... More


The Dawn of Exhibition

Michael Glover Smith and Adam Selzer

in Flickering Empire: How Chicago Invented the U.S. Film Industry

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231174497
eISBN:
9780231850797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174497.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the contribution of film exhibitions to the development of Chicago's film industry. The origins of commercial film exhibition can he traced to April 1894, when the first of ... More


Between Copyright and Creativity: Edison’s Kinetoscope and Technological Innovations in Optical Printing

Amanda Egbe

in Practices of Projection: Histories and Technologies

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190934118
eISBN:
9780190934156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190934118.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Focusing on Edison’s early cinematic apparatus and the optical printer, this chapter explores how copyright law intersects with creativity, providing an alternative to teleological accounts of ... More


The First 3D Movies

Stephen R. Wilk

in Sandbows and Black Lights: Reflections on Optics

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780197518571
eISBN:
9780197518595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197518571.003.0038
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

3-D movies have gone through several waves of popularity. They have appeared several times in the 20th and 21st centuries, with new developments in technology enabling better effects with each new ... More


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