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

Matthew Solomon

Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c2010.

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  • Title:
    Disappearing tricks : silent film, Houdini, and the new magic of the twentieth century / Matthew Solomon.
  • Author: Matthew Solomon
  • Subjects: Houdini, Harry, 1874-1926 -- Knowledge -- Cinematography; Trick cinematography -- History; Magic tricks in motion pictures; Magic tricks -- History;
    Dewey: 778.8
  • Publication Details: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c2010.
  • Language: English
  • Description: 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 -- Epilogue.
  • Identifier: ISBN 9780252035104 (hbk.) : £47.00; ISBN 0252035100 (hbk.) : £47.00; ISBN 9780252076978 (pbk.) : £13.99; ISBN 0252076974 (pbk.) : £13.99; BNB GBB008870; System number: 015473190
  • Notes: Formerly CIP.
    Bibliography note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Physical Description: xi, 196 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Shelfmark(s): Document Supply m10/.15179
  • UIN: BLL01015473190

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