A vision of persistence of vision
August 23, 2007 4:21 PM   Subscribe

The History of The Discovery of Cinematography
posted by anastasiav (7 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite

 
Man, that's thorough. Great find, anastasiav.
posted by cortex at 4:40 PM on August 23, 2007


Very cool. Thanks!
posted by ranchocalamari at 5:28 PM on August 23, 2007


Referenced within, and also great deep-dish browsing: The Who's Who of Victorian Cinema.

Terrific post, thanks!
posted by Kinbote at 6:25 PM on August 23, 2007


Thanks, anastasiav - and great to see all your recent excellent posts, yay! Your presence is missed when you are not around.
posted by madamjujujive at 6:56 PM on August 23, 2007


"Empedocles... later flung himself into Mount Etna to convince people of his divinity."

Now that's my kinda party animal.
posted by ZachsMind at 8:02 PM on August 23, 2007


Chronicle of the Cinema is a great book to recommend, more or less taking off where this ends, but it pales in comparison to the amount of info on that site. Thanks for this!
posted by dgbellak at 6:11 AM on August 24, 2007


Fantastic—when the centennial of public exhibitions rolled around in 1995 I saw a bunch of early films at Anthology Film Archives (and MOMA, if I recall correctly) and was hooked. Thanks for the post!

(If it's compiled and written by Paul Burns, how come it says under Sophocles:"This great, tragic playwright of classical Greece writes in poetic form the need to keep a 'light sensitive substance in a dark room', in his poem 'Trachinierinnen'"? In English we call that play The Trachiniae or The Women of Trachis. If you're swiping material from German sources, let's see some attribution, baby!)
posted by languagehat at 10:52 AM on August 24, 2007


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