Material properties of historical film in the digital age
Author(s): Flückiger, Barbara
In his landmark study THE VIRTUAL LIFE OF FILM, David N. Rodowick rephrases André Bazin’s famous question ‘what is cinema?’ using the past tense: ‘what was cinema?’ He notes that, paradoxically, film studies is dealing with an object that no longer exists; it ceased existing as an object of study in the 1970s when ‘cinema’ as ‘the projection of a photographically recorded filmstrip in a theatrical setting’ was replaced by various other means of presentation, such as video cassettes and later video discs.
Flückiger, Barbara: Material properties of historical film in the digital age. In: NECSUS. European Journal of Media Studies, Jg. 1 (2012), Nr. 2, S. 135–153. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5117/NECSUS2012.2.FLUE.
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