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DVD OriginsTHE ORIGINS OF SCIENTIFIC CINEMATOGRAPHY
This title is a documentary film series directed by Virgilio Tosi. The films complement Tosi’s book Cinema Before Cinema, using archive film and original equipment to show how cinematography had its origins not in the music hall or the fairground, but in the laboratory, as scientists of the 19th and early 20th centuries attempted to find new ways of seeing and measuring the natural world.

Subjects covered include the Jules Janssen photographic revolver (1873-4), Eadweard Muybridge and the development of serial photography of human and animal locomotion (1878-87); Etienne-Jules Marey’s photographic gun (1882), and his models of the Chronophotographe (1882-93); technical advancements of scientific cinematography between 1883 and 1914 and in different countries; and a compilation of sequences from twenty scientific films, made between 1895 and 1911.

The Origins of Scientific Cinematography is now available in English on DVD for the first time.

The Origins of Scientific Cinematography (DVD)
Full price: £ 49.99
BUFVC member price: £ 39.00
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BUFVC, 2005. 97 mins, col/bw, in English. Region free. PAL.
Classification: E (Exempt).

Please note this film has scenes of nudity and of surgical procedures.

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cinemabcinema_coverCinema Before Cinema: The Origins of Scientific Cinematography (First English Edition)

By Virgilio Tosi
Translated by Sergio Angelini
This classic history of early film and photography, first published in 1984 is now available as an English translation. The volume describes the scientific impulses behind sequence photographers such as Eadweard Muybridge and E.J. Marey, whose work led directly to the birth of cinema.

Joint price (book + DVD): £ 75.00
BUFVC member price (book + DVD): £ 60.00
Incl. UK postage and packing (add £ 5.00 postage and packing for delivery outside the UK)
Download an order form (PDF)

Payment by cheque drawn on a UK bank payable to BUFVC or Visa/Master/Delta card.

To order please email or telephone 020 7393 1519