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The Art of the Moving Picture

Vachel Lindsay

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Description:

"This 1922 book by poet and sometime cultural critic Vachel Lindsay might have been the first to treat the then-new medium of moving pictures as an art form, one that was potentially as rich, complex, mysterious as far older ones, and whose physical and aesthetic properties were only starting to be understood. The highlight of the book might be “The Motion Picture of Fairy Splendor,” which examines the relationship between film storytelling, magic, myths, legends and bedtime stories. It’s discombobulating, in a good way, to read Lindsay’s attempts to grapple with what, precisely, cinema is. Being supposedly sophisticated 21st century people, we all feel as though we know what cinema is, and don’t need to have the basics explained to us, but this is really just vanity and ignorance talking. Bottom line: You haven’t really, seriously thought about movies — what they are, and what they can and cannot do, and become — until you’ve read this book." (Salon.com)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

7h 7m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

08:57


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

42:54


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:57


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

13:28


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

17:49


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

11:02


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

18:54


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

25:59


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

14:07


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

24:29


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

20:37


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

24:08


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

18:47


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

23:17


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

23:58


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

24:08


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

11:50


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

10:23


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

24:28


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:58


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

10:47


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

21:34


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

18:45