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From Peepshow to Palace: The Birth of American Film

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  • From Peepshow to Palace: The Birth of American Film (Columbia University Press) – Trade paperback (1997)
    by David Robinson, Professor Martin Scorsese (Foreword by)

    From Peepshow to Palace: The Birth of American Film

    Trade paperback, Columbia University Press
    1997
    English
    Revised ed.
    248 pages

    ISBN: 0231103395
    ISBN-13: 9780231103398

    Film critic David 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. He also takes readers to the nickelodeon theaters, and replete with more than 150 drawings and photographs, shows how the earliest devices of cinematic prehistory--machines with colorful names like the Phantascope and the Wheel of Life--led to the technology of filmmaking we ... Show more

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