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CHAPTER 3/PART 1  THE PIONEER FILMMAKERS

R.W. PAUL: REFLEXIVITY AND OTHER TRICKS OF THE TRADE

The The Paul-Acres Collaboration

Figure 3.1: The Paul-Acres Camera
Figure 3.2: Britain’s First Production

Acres and the Kineopticon

Figure 3.3: The Inventions of Birt Acres

A Preference for Scenes of “Lifelike Fidelity”

Figure 3.4: Acres at Epsom
Figure 3.5: “Natural Sequences of Events”

The First Modern Projector: Paul’s Theatrograph

Figure 3.6: Paul’s Theatrograph

“The Greatest Combination of Entertainment Ever Presented

to the Public under One Roof”

“Adding Interest to Wonder”

Figure 3.7: England’s First Comic Film

The Music Hall and the Fairground

Figure 3.8: The Multishot Short

The Influence of “Pedlars, Pretended Gypsies,” and Peepshow Proprietors

The Bioscope Show

Figure 3.9: The Bioscope

Paul as Producer: The Mechanics of the Trick Film

The Seamless Sight Gag: The Stop-Motion Effect

Figure 3.10: The Trick Films of R.W. Paul and W.R. Booth
Figure 3.11: The Stop-Motion Accident

Mayhem in Miniature: The (?) Motorist

Figure 3.12: Breaking the Laws of Everything

The Picture within the Picture: The Countryman and the Cinematograph

Figure 3.13: The Self-Reflexive Trick Film

GLOSSARY

REFERENCES

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