The Death of Cinema: History, Cultural Memory and the Digital Dark Age
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The Death of Cinema: History, Cultural Memory and the Digital Dark Age

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In an essay designed as a collection of aphorisms and letters, the author brings scrutiny to bear on a range of issues with a critique of film preservation, an indictiment of the crimes perpetuated in its name, and a proposal to give a new analytical framework to a cultural phenomenon.
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published June 26th 2001 by British Film Institute
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Brandon
Nov 30, 2008 Brandon rated it 3 of 5 stars Recommends it for: film collectors and preservationists
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On one hand, it is concerned with the reality of film preservation, but on the other it is an academic work of philosophy. I didn't always understand everything, but there were pretty pictures on the left-hand pages to keep me entertained.

"The fact that the unseen is beyond our control is an excellent antidote to our claim of authority over the visible world, and administers a good shaking up to our deluded obsession with permanence. Sooner or later you and I will both disappear, along with our...more
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