I am trying to think of some Fictional representations of the pre-cinematic
period to show on a film course to accompany lectures
1. on the stereopticon - explores the relationships between media,
technology, and consumer culture in the nineteenth century; and to what
these relationships might tell us about the conceptualization of time and
space on the eve of cinema.
2. Pre-cinema and cinematic forms - focusing particularly on photography as
an indexical process, optical toys and the concept of the spectacular
So far we've come up with The Magic Box and Buffalo Bill and the Indians.
Any other ideas?
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