Abstract

In this manifesto Hollis Frampton describes the cinema as “the last machine.” Yet his notion of what the cinema “machine” consists of is what sets Frampton’s manifesto apart from others that address cinema and technology. Surveying the metahistory of moving image technologies, Frampton argues that the “cinema machine” is constituted by all the cameras, projectors, and filmstrips extant, creating what he calls the “most ambitious single artifact yet conceived and made by man.” The cinema is the “last machine,” then, because it subsumes all others, while turning the real into the illusory in the process.

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Additional Information

ISBN
9780520957411
Related ISBN
9780520276741
MARC Record
OCLC
894795921
Pages
504
Launched on MUSE
2014-11-08
Language
English
Open Access
No
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