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Unformatted text preview: Toy becomes commodity Why was it popular? • It captured motion • Other forms of entertainment set the climate for realism • Film did it better • Few demands in language, good for immigrants and lower class • Cheaper than theater • Films show us how to live • Socializing force • Movies were accessible and clean • Accessed shared feelings, part of a whole • Tapped into dream life, what we want/daydream about o Movies are dreaming Work out unresolved problems Movies and dreams are visual Movies are better because you do it together o Producer – financial o Distributor – gets it into theaters o Exhibitor – rents reels o Movies first shown in Vaudeville Collection of skits...
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- horse race photographer, John Paris, Edward Moibridge