Chapter

Prologue

Ray Zone

in Stereoscopic Cinema & the Origins of 3-D Film, 1838–1952

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print December 2007 | ISBN: 9780813124612
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813134796 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813124612.003.0001
Prologue

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This introductory chapter discusses the four general periods through which the “grammar” of stereographic narrative has evolved. The four periods discussed are the Novelty Period, the Era of Convergence, the Immersive Era, and the era of Digital 3-D Cinema. It also states the main purposes of this book, one of which is to demonstrate the fundamental importance of stereography to the development of motion picture technology.

Keywords: general periods; grammar; stereographic narrative; Novelty Period; Era of Convergence; Immersive Era; Digital 3-D Cinema; stereography; motion picture technology

Chapter.  1368 words. 

Subjects: Film

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