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Cinema Before Cinema: The Origins of Scientific Cinematography

cinemabcinema_coverThis classic history of early film and photography, first published in 1984, describes the scientific impulses behind sequence photographers such as Eadweard Muybridge and E.J. Marey, whose work led directly to the birth of cinema. Now entitled Cinema Before Cinema: The Origins of Scientific Cinematography, the book has been updated to include recent research in the field.

Written by Virgilio Tosi (translated by Sergio Angelini)

1st English edition, October 2005 ISBN 0-901299-75-8  248pp

Price £29.99 (£25.00 to BUFVC members) plus £2.50 postage and packing within the UK, £6 elsewhere.