בום טראח: מאגיה וטכנופוביה בקולנוע המוקדם

Translated title of the contribution: Smack and Smash: Magic and Technophobia in Early Trick Films

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Abstract

This paper examines the anxiety that arose from the entry of new technologies into everyday life at the turn of the twentieth century as it was expressed in two groups of early films. The first group consists of films about ghosts that were made up until 1907and the second one includes films that were made after 1907 that dealt with electrical appliances. The article identifies a connection between the two groups of films, in which the thematic and formal continuity between them illuminates both earlier and later ones. This allows us to see that the ghost films were actually a response to new technologies, and that the electrical films examined the haunted and haunting nature of those technologies
Translated title of the contributionSmack and Smash: Magic and Technophobia in Early Trick Films
Original languageHebrew
Pages (from-to)10-25
Number of pages16
Journalמוזה: כתב עת שפיט במדעי הרוח
Volume4
StatePublished - 2022

IHP Publications

  • ihp
  • Anxiety
  • Ghosts
  • Inventions
  • Machinery
  • Motion pictures -- History
  • Spiritualism
  • Supernatural
  • Technology -- History
  • Technology -- Psychological aspects
  • חידושים והמצאות
  • חרדה מטכנולוגיה
  • טכנולוגיה -- היבטים פסיכולוגיים
  • טכנולוגיה -- היסטוריה
  • מכונות
  • ספיריטואליזם
  • על טבעי
  • קולנוע -- היסטוריה
  • שדים ורוחות

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