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Tom Gunning on Motion

by Brett Service

In this sequence from 'Picasso and Braque Go to the Movies', film historian Tom Gunning talks about the appeal of viewing motion for early cinema audiences. He also situates the mechanical representation of motion in relation to preexisting notions of art and aesthetics. For Gunning, motion pictures posit new ways of seeing, ways that exceed preexisting forms of rendering motion in space over time. This novelty is central to his formulation of the early "cinema of attractions" and its fundamentally modern mode of address and appeal.

Picasso & Braque Go to the Movies (2008): Tom Gunning on Motion

In an interview from 'Picasso and Braque Go to the Movies' (2008), film historian Tom Gunning speaks to the appeal of viewing motion for early cinema spectators and artists.

from Picasso and Braque Go to the Movies (2008)
Creator: Arne Glimcher
Distributor: Arthouse Films
Posted by Brett Service
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