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Firework displays, firework dramas and illuminations - precursors of cinema?

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However one defines cinema, its ability to create a moving image by means of light and colour, its capacity for dramatic presentation and the typical experience of the audience in which a large number of people congregate in the dark and look up at a magnified image glowing in front of and above them must emerge as important characteristics. Since all these features are to be found in the firework display in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, they have as much claim to be cited as forer...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Humanities Division - Medieval and Modern Languages Faculty - German
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Author
Publisher:
Blackwell Publishers Ltd. Publisher's website
Journal:
German Life and Letters Journal website
Volume:
48
Issue:
3
Pages:
338-352
Publication date:
1995-07-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1468-0483
ISSN:
0016-8777
URN:
uuid:69f8cd55-c38e-4a79-b9df-16bf4e7aea17
Local pid:
ora:4251
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English
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