The Ancient World in Silent Cinema

The Ancient World in Silent Cinema

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The first systematic attempt to focus on the instrumental role of silent cinema in early twentieth-century conceptualizations of the ancient Mediterranean and Middle East. It is located at the intersection of film studies, classics, Bible studies and cultural studies.In his paean on the Beauty of the City from 1908, the Berlin architect August Endell (an apologist of the modern metropolis ... who tried to elucidate the psychology and physiology of modern urban perception in his essay on The Metropolis and ... in the intensification of nervous stimulation which results from the swift and uninterrupted change of outer and inner stimuli. ... impressions which take a regular and habitual course and show regular and habitual contrasts a€” all these use up, anbsp;...

Title:The Ancient World in Silent Cinema
Author: Pantelis Michelakis, Maria Wyke
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2013-08-15

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