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From Peepshow to Palace

From Peepshow to Palace
Author: David Robinson
ISBN 13: 9780231103398
ISBN 10: 231103395
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication Date: 1997-04-15
Format: Paperback
Pages: 248
List Price: $33.00

Robinson chronicles the early use of film as vaudeville sideshow; as sheer spectacle of moving images precluding any notion of plot development or drama; and as a fledgling dramatic effort, ranging from prizefights to Passion plays.

New York Times Book Review

A diligent overview from the moment cinema was just a flicker in a magic lantern to the golden years between 1893 and 1913, when scientists and technicians laboriously fitted together the 'pieces in a puzzle' and created feature films.