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9%OFFMatthew Solomon - Disappearing Tricks: Silent Film, Houdini, and the New Magic of the Twentieth Century - 9780252076978 - V9780252076978
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Disappearing Tricks: Silent Film, Houdini, and the New Magic of the Twentieth Century

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Description for Disappearing Tricks: Silent Film, Houdini, and the New Magic of the Twentieth Century Paperback. Reveals how professional magicians shaped the early history of cinema. This book focuses on the work of the professional illusionists who actually made magic with moving pictures between 1895 and 1929. It combines film and theatre history to uncover the evidence of the exchanges between magic and filmmaking in the United States and France. Num Pages: 200 pages, 27 black & white photographs. BIC Classification: 1DDF; 1KBB; 3JJ; APF; ASZG. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 229 x 153 x 14. Weight in Grams: 346.

Disappearing Tricks revisits the golden age of theatrical magic and silent film to reveal how professional magicians shaped the early history of cinema. Where 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.

The first to reveal fully how powerfully magic impacted the development of cinema, the book combines film and theater history to uncover new evidence of the exchanges between magic and filmmaking in the United States and France during the silent period. ... Read more

Highlighting early cinema's relationship to the performing body, visual deception, storytelling, and the occult, Solomon treats cinema and stage magic as overlapping practices that together revise our understanding of the origins of motion pictures and cinematic spectacle.

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Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
2010
Publisher
University of Illinois Press United States
Number of pages
200
Condition
New
Number of Pages
200
Place of Publication
Baltimore, United States
ISBN
9780252076978
SKU
V9780252076978
Shipping Time
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Ref
99-1

About Matthew Solomon
Matthew Solomon is an associate professor of cinema studies in the Department of Media Culture at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York.

Reviews for Disappearing Tricks: Silent Film, Houdini, and the New Magic of the Twentieth Century
Received the Best Moving Image Book Award from the Kraszna-Krausz Foundation, 2011. A Choice Outstanding Academic Title, 2011. "Along with intriguing insights into the early development of film, Disappearing Tricks is a reminder that magic and movies involve playing with perceptions and making the appearance of reality seem malleable."
ExpressMilwaukee.com "Students of magic history, film history, the intersection of both, ... Read more

Goodreads reviews for Disappearing Tricks: Silent Film, Houdini, and the New Magic of the Twentieth Century


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