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Film Before Film

Alternative title
What Really Happened Between the Images?/Was Geshah Wirklich Zwischen den Bildern?
Synopsis
Werner Nekes explains the beginnings of cinematography using objects spanning five centures. Includes diaramas, 17th-century peep shows, lithophanes, mutoscopes, zoetropes, flick books, lantern slides, phenakistoscopes, praxinoscopes and various other inventions.
Language
English
Country
Germany
Year of production
1985
Notes
Reviewed in ‘Viewfinder’ 26, Jan 96
The DVD is part 1 in the MEDIA MAGICA DVD series.
Subjects
Media studies
Keywords
history of cinema

Credits

Director
Werner Nekes

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£15.99 (MM/retail)
Duration/Size
83 minutes
Year
2005

Type
VHS
Format
PAL
Price
£12.99 (BFI/retail)
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
83 minutes
Year
2005

Production Company

Name

Werner Nekes Film Produktion

Web
http://www.wernernekes.de/shop_haupt.htm External site opens in new window

Distributor

Name

BFI Video

Email
video.films@bfi.org.uk
Web
http://www.bfi.org.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7957 8957
Fax
020 7957 8968
Address
21 Stephen Street
London
W1T 1LN
Name

Moviemail

Web
https://www.simplyhe.com/3000-moviemail External site opens in new window
Phone
0844 848 2000
Address
Simply Home Entertainment
PO Box 7741
Ringwood
BH24 9FA
UK
Notes
As of December 2016 the Moviemail web presence is incorporated within the Simply Media website
 

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