BOOKS, ARTICLES

 

Elizabeth Ezra, Georges Méliès (Manchester, UK: University of Manchester Press, 2000).

 

Tom Gunning, “‘Primitive’ Cinema: A Frame-up? Or the Trick's on Us,” Cinema Journal, 28/2 (Winter, 1989), 3-12.

 

Steven Herbert, ed., A History of Pre-Cinema, Vol. 1 (London: Routledge, 2000).

 

Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin, Memoirs of Robert-Houdin

 

Matthew Solomon, Disappearing Tricks: Silent Film, Houdini, and the New Magic of the Twentieth Century (Champaign-Urbana: University of Illinois, Press, 2010).

 

Matthew Solomon, ed., Fantastic Voyages of the Cinematic Imagination (Albany, Ny: State University of New York, 2011).

 

Ray Zone, 3-D Revolution: The History of Modern Stereoscopic Cinema (Lexington, Ky: University of Kentucky Press, 2012).

 

 

ONLINE RESOURCES

 

Georges Méliès

http://www.earlycinema.com/pioneers/melies_bio.html

 

https://archive.org/details/georgesmelies

 

http://www.melies.eu/

 

Magic Lantern

http://www.magiclantern.org.uk

 

History of Early Film to 1920

http://www.filmsite.org/pre20sintro.html

 

Lumiere's Cinematagraph

 

 

Thomas Edison and Film

Library of Congress Edison files

 

Edison Kinetoscope

 

Rutgers Thomas Edison Papers, Motion Pictures

 

 

HISTORY OF OPTIC SCIENCE - Newton and Goethe

Isaac Newton

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/newton-optics.asp

http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/optics/timeline/people/newton.html

 

Newton’s “Opticks”

 

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s Optics and Math - Zur Farbenlehre

 

Podcast introduction to Goethe’s Optics

 

 

 

 

GRAPHICS and TIMELINES

TIMELINES

http://www.earlycinema.com/timeline/

 

Visual Effects (multiple pages)

http://www.filmsite.org/visualeffects1.html

 

 

 

Georges Méliès-Film Effects Pioneer and Illusionist

VIDEO

First Motion Picture– “Running Horse”

(1878 Eadweard Muybridge)

 

THEMES: Cinema Technology, History of Optics

A Trip to the Moon 

(Le Voyage dans le Lune, 1902)

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