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  1. Early Cinema and the Technological Imaginary

    QuellenartElektronische Volltexte & Multimedia>>Hochschulschriften>>
    UrheberPunt, Michael
    Verleger Universiteit van Amsterdam
    Umfang 184 S.
    Schlagworte FWFilmgeschichtsschreibung; Filmtechnik; Mediengeschichte <Fach>
    Beschreibung "The history of the invention of cinema technology has, for the most part, been regarded as a linear process of progress in which ideas were passed between individuals, either directly or indirectly, until one or two were in a position to promote a fully functioning system that could be exploited commercially. In contrast to this linearity, a great deal of work has been done since the 1970s to show how, after the invention stage, dominant film form and the various institutions of cinema were not inevitabilities of the technology, but the outcome of a network of conflicting imperatives as producers, distributors and exhibitors negotiated with prevailing social, economic and technological conditions. This thesis is the consequence of reviewing the literature on the beginnings of cinema with a view to reconciling the accounts of the invention of moving picture technology with current explanations of how film-form emerged after 1895. In the process, new evidence of the contemporary relationship between science, technology and entertainment has been brought to bear on a reconsideration of the processes of invention." (Information des Anbieters)
    Inhaltsverzeichnis/StrukturIntroduction; Section 1 The Problem and its Various Solutions; Chapter 1: The Discursive Background to the Invention of Cinema; Chapter 2: The Main Inventors in the History of Cinema; Chapter 3: New Film History and the Complexity of the Data; Section 2 Shaping Moving Picture Technology; Chapter 4: The Problem of Technological History and Invention; Section 3 The Technological Imaginary; Chapter 5: The Emergence of Science and Technological Display; Chapter 6: The Institutions of Display; Chapter 7: Popular Science and Journal Publication; Chapter 8: Science, Technology and Entertainment: the Social Organisation of Their Representation; CONCLUSION; APPENDIX; BIBLIOGRAPHY
    Themen FWFilm>>Biographie, Filmgeschichte
    RVK FWAP 44400
    DDC FWPhilosophie, Theorie, Ästhetik; Historische, geografische, personenbezogene Behandlung
    geographischer BezugBehandlung nach Gebieten, Regionen, Orten im Allgemeinen>>
    zeitlicher Bezug20. Jahrhundert, 1900 – 1999>>