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p. 11. Moving pictureslocked

  • Michael Wood

Abstract

Although film is typically viewed as a form of photography, there is a distinct difference between still images and those in motion. The inherently animated nature of film allows it to display life in a way impossible to achieve through conventional artistic media. ‘Moving pictures’ examines the early history of film, from the Lumière brothers' famous display in 1895 to the progress in editing and music made in the following decades, as well as considering how film is used both to fulfil ‘our obsession with realism’ and to deceive the audience through illusion.

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