Cinema’s Novelty Period

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:
Cinema’s Novelty Period

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This chapter discusses the novelty period of cinema, which began in 1895. It is described as a period when cinema underwent a staggering array of fundamental changes despite having many stable elements. The magic lantern exhibitions featured realistic projected images, and as the years progressed the films began exploiting perspective and a sense of depth. Later on these films introduced a narrative mode, and the actors would look at the camera and acknowledge the audience.

Keywords: novelty period; cinema; changes; stable elements; magic lantern exhibitions; realistic projected images; narrative mode; perspective

Chapter.  4363 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Film

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