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The Art of the Moving Picture

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"In the field of film aesthetics, it is the first important American work, still important--The Art of the Moving Picture is astonishing."
--Stanley Kauffmann

Written in 1915, The Art of the Moving Picture by poet Vachel Lindsay is the first book to treat movies as art. Lindsay writes a brilliant analysis of the early silent films (including several now lost films). He is ex
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Paperback, 232 pages
Published March 7th 2000 by Modern Library (first published 1915)
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Alejandro Teruel
An interesting and entertaining early example of film appreciation and criticism by the outstanding american poet Vachel Lindsay, first published in 1915 and later adjusted and slightly extended in a second edition in 1922.

It is an exploratory study of the art of photoplays or what are now called silent, black and white motion pictures. Curiously for us now, Linday proposes the following film genres: action, intimate, fairy splendor, crowd splendor, patriotic splendor and religious splendor. Lin
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Whitney
Weird and kind of a tedious read, but lovable and insightful at the same time.
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Vachel Lindsay was an American poet responsible for pioneering modern singing poetry. His most famous work is "The Congo" which clearly exhibits his focus on sound in his poetry, using onomotopeia to imitate the pounding drums and chants of Congo's indigenous people.
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