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The participatory potential of early cinema: a reexamination of early projected films

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Title: The participatory potential of early cinema: a reexamination of early projected films
Author(s): Daniel, Jessica A.
Advisor(s): Greenhill, Jennifer
Department / Program: Art & Design
Discipline: Art History
Degree Granting Institution: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree: M.A.
Genre: Thesis
Subject(s): Early film actualities Edison Manufacturing Company Participatory art
Abstract: This paper examines the formal qualities and historic context of three early films produced for the Edison Manufacturing Company by James White and Frederick Blechynden in 1897 titled Lurline Baths, Sutro Baths, and Sutro Baths, No. 1. It argues that the standard readings of early films posited by Tom Gunning and Charles Musser do not fully account for the self-reflexive materiality of the actualities under consideration. Working through Gunning and Musser’s debate with Lurline Baths, Sutro Baths, and Sutro Baths, No. 1 in mind, I argue for an alternative reading of early film that understands the participatory potentials of cinema.
Issue Date: 2010-05-19
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/16230
Rights Information: Copyright Jessica A. Daniel
Date Available in IDEALS: 2010-05-19
Date Deposited: May 2010
 

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