Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media



What is the Value of a Technological History of Cinema?

Lee Grieveson


Abstract: Cinema was a product of the second-stage Industrial Revolution. This article examines some aspects of the technological and economic history of cinema and that revolution. It draws on secondary material on the electrical and chemical developments beginning in the late nineteenth century, and on primary research on particular case studies where cinema technology was used to further the economic objectives of industrial and financial organisations.


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ISSN 2009-4078





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