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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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    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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    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
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    Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2016 09:37
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