Chronophotography in the context of moving pictures

Rossell, Deac (W. F. D.). 2013. Chronophotography in the context of moving pictures. Early Popular Visual Culture, 11(1), pp. 10-27. ISSN 1746-0654 [Article]

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This article, originally a talk given at Kingston Museum in 2010, considers the four great chronophotographers-Eadweard Muybridge, Étienne-Jules Marey, Georges Demenÿ, and Ottomar Anschütz, and their reputations as inventors of cinema-in the context of achievements by lesser known workers including Victor von Reitzner, George William de Bedts, Ernst Kohlrausch, Robert Dempsey Gray, and William Gilman Thompson, many of whom saw a different methodology for making series photographs turn into moving pictures, for different purposes. The article suggests ways in which the story of chronophotography in the context of moving pictures is currently incomplete.

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chronophotography, early cinema

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English and Comparative Literature



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28 Nov 2014 14:59

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26 Jun 2017 10:12

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