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Parallel Tracks. The railroad and silent cinema

Autor L Kirby

Editorial UNIVERSITY OF EXETER PRESS

Parallel Tracks. The railroad and silent cinema
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From its earliest days, the cinema has enjoyed a special kinship with the railroad, a mutual attraction based on similar ways of handling speed, visual perception, and the promise of a journey. Parallel Tracks is the first book to explore and explain...

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  • Editorial UNIVERSITY OF EXETER PRESS
  • ISBN13 9780859895309
  • ISBN10 0859895300
  • Tipo LIBRO
  • Páginas 338
  • Año de Edición 1996
  • Encuadernación Rústica

Parallel Tracks. The railroad and silent cinema

Autor L Kirby

Editorial UNIVERSITY OF EXETER PRESS

From its earliest days, the cinema has enjoyed a special kinship with the railroad, a mutual attraction based on similar ways of handling speed, visual perception, and the promise of a journey. Parallel Tracks is the first book to explore and explain...

-5% dto.    23,56€
22,38€
Ahorra 1,18€
No disponible, consulte disponibilidad
Envío gratis
España peninsular

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From its earliest days, the cinema has enjoyed a special kinship with the railroad, a mutual attraction based on similar ways of handling speed, visual perception, and the promise of a journey. Parallel Tracks is the first book to explore and explain this relationship in both theoretical and historical terms, blending film scholarship with railroad history. Describing the train as a mechanical double for the cinema, Lynne Kirby gives her romantic topic a compelling twist. She views the railroad/cinema romance in light of the technological and cultural instability underlying modernity and presents the railroad and cinema as complementary experiences that shaped the modern world and its subjects - the passengers and spectators who traveled through that world. In wide-ranging and provocative analyses of dozens of silent films - icons of film history like The General and The Great Train Robbery as well as many that are rarely discussed - Kirby examines how trains and rail travel embodied concepts of spectatorship and mobility grounded in imperialism and the social, sexual, and racial divisions of modern Western culture.