AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY

OF THE EARLY CINEMA

Movies come from the country fair and circus, not from art and academicism. --Werner Herzog

TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1: From the Magic Lantern to the Projected Motion Picture

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CHAPTER 2: The First Competitors

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CHAPTER 3: The Pioneer Filmmakers

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CHAPTER 4: Commerce and Spectatorship at the Turn of the Century

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CHAPTER 5: The Exploration of Space, Action, and Story

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CHAPTER 6: Industrialization of the Cinema in France

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CHAPTER 7: From Vaudeville to the Nickelodeon

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CHAPTER 8: The State of the Art, 1900-1909

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CHAPTER 9: The Transition to Narrative in the French Cinema

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Part 3

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