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The Resource Disappearing tricks : silent film, Houdini, and the new magic of the twentieth century, Matthew Solomon

Disappearing tricks : silent film, Houdini, and the new magic of the twentieth century, Matthew Solomon

Label
Disappearing tricks : silent film, Houdini, and the new magic of the twentieth century
Title
Disappearing tricks
Title remainder
silent film, Houdini, and the new magic of the twentieth century
Statement of responsibility
Matthew Solomon
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Disappearing Tricks revisits the golden age of theatrical magic and silent film to reveal how professional magicians shaped the early history of cinema. While others have called upon magic as merely an evocative metaphor for the wonders of cinema, Matthew Solomon focuses on the work of the professional illusionists who actually made magic with moving pictures between 1895 and 1929. --from publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Solomon, Matthew
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TR858
LC item number
.S65 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Houdini, Harry
  • Houdini, Harry
  • Trick cinematography
  • Magic tricks in motion pictures
  • Magic tricks
  • Zauberkunst <Motiv>
  • Zauberkunst
  • Stummfilm
Label
Disappearing tricks : silent film, Houdini, and the new magic of the twentieth century, Matthew Solomon
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [165]-187) and index
Contents
An anti-spiritualist medium : stage magic and the beginnings of cinema -- The death of magic? Presentational performance and early film -- Behind the curtain : Méliès at the Théâtre Robert-Houdin -- Up-to-date magic : theatrical conjuring and the trick film -- Houdini's actuality magic : escaping the "ghost house" with moving pictures -- Lost in transition : sensational fiction and the limits of narrative integration
Control code
423388225
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 196 p.
Isbn
9780252076978
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009024500
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)423388225
Label
Disappearing tricks : silent film, Houdini, and the new magic of the twentieth century, Matthew Solomon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [165]-187) and index
Contents
An anti-spiritualist medium : stage magic and the beginnings of cinema -- The death of magic? Presentational performance and early film -- Behind the curtain : Méliès at the Théâtre Robert-Houdin -- Up-to-date magic : theatrical conjuring and the trick film -- Houdini's actuality magic : escaping the "ghost house" with moving pictures -- Lost in transition : sensational fiction and the limits of narrative integration
Control code
423388225
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 196 p.
Isbn
9780252076978
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009024500
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)423388225

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