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Un dispositivo fantasmatico: cinema e spiritismo

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posted on 12.11.2015, 10:55 by Simone Natale
This article focuses on the relationship between the history of spiritualist sances in the nineteenth and early twentieth century and the introduction of film. It examines in particular two cases: the convergence of psychological studies on magic and spiritualism with early film theory, signalled in particular by Hugo Ms involvement in both fields; and the trajectory fromspirit photography, a spiritualist practice that was based on the appearance of spectres on the photographic plate, to the trick movies of early cinema. The conclusion sets the relationship between beliefs in spirit and fictional representation of ghosts in film as a promising field of inquiry for contemporary film studies.

History

School

  • Social Sciences

Department

  • Communication, Media, Social and Policy Studies

Published in

Bianco e Nero

Issue

573

Pages

82 - 91

Citation

NATALE, S., 2012. Un dispositivo fantasmatico: cinema e spiritismo. Bianco e Nero, 573, pp. 82 - 91.

Publisher

© Carocci editore

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2012

Notes

This is an article in Italian published in the journal Bianco e Nero.

ISBN

9788843064588

ISSN

0394-008X

Language

en