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    The visible and the invisible: from ‘tricks’ to ‘effects’

    Christie, Ian (2015) The visible and the invisible: from ‘tricks’ to ‘effects’. Early Popular Visual Culture 13 (2), pp. 106-112. ISSN 1746-0654.

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    Abstract

    Gunning argued that ‘tricks’ largely disappeared from cinema between 1907–13 as narrativisation became dominant. But if we trace the use of ‘sensation’ devices, with their roots in many popular nineteenth-century narrative modes, then two crucial new film genres of the 1910s made extensive use of trick-based effects: the fantastic crime thriller and the ancient-world spectacle. While ‘effects’, as they were now known, remained crucial to many genres, the status of their expert practitioners declined as effects became invisible.

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    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Arts > Film, Media and Cultural Studies
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2016 09:37
    Last Modified: 05 Jul 2016 09:37
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/15675

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