Jaakko Seppälä. Doing Film History & The Origins of the Movies. Doing Film History. “History does not belong to us; we belong to it” (Gadamer) Why study old films? Movies bear the traces of the societies that made and consumed them
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Doing Film History &The Origins of the Movies
”Film’s origin sprang from a variety of pursuits and passions - just like the art of the cinema today, it depended on a mix of art and science, business and technology - and from myriad remarkable people who, sometimes working together, sometimes competing fiercely, were responsible for the conception of moving pictures.” ( Peter Kobel)