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[Nettime-nl] Film Programme & Book Launch: Filmmuseum Amsterdam, 15 February


Presentation: Wanda Strauven

Piano: Yvo Verschoor

Thursday 15 February 2007, 7 pm – 9 pm

Filmmuseum Amsterdam <>

tel.: 020-5891400

Film programme:

- Outerborough (Bill Morrison, 2005) (9’)
- Visual Attractions (Mutoscope & Biograph, 1896-1903) (21’)
- Merveilleux éventail vivant (Georges Méliès, 1905) (4’)
- Le locataire diabolique (Georges Méliès, 1908) (7’)
- L’incendie de l’exposition à Bruxelles (Gaumont, 1910) (13’)
- The Masquerader (Charles Chaplin, 1914) (11’)
- Charlot présente le ballet mécanique (Fernand Léger & Dudley Murphy, 1924) (16’)
- Footlight Parade (Lloyd Bacon & Busby Berkeley, 1933) (7’)
Book launch:
The Cinema of Attractions Reloaded, ed. Wanda Strauven (Amsterdam University Press, 2006)
"This archive of the evolution of a crucial and influential theoretical concept in film studies is indispensable. Taken together, these essays, written by some of the most provocative and highly esteemed scholars in film and media studies, reveal the extraordinary historical and theoretical productivity of the notion of ‘attractions.’ Ranging from articles associated with the earliest--and widely recognized as brilliant--articulations of the concept by Tom Gunning and André Gaudreault to attempts to flesh out the implications of ‘attractions’ for our understanding of the avant-garde, digital media, VR, and computer games, this anthology is both an intellectual feast and a very precise record of a critical trajectory in recent film studies." -- Mary Ann Doane, Brown University

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