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Deathwatch: American Film, Technology, and the End of Life

C. Scott Combs
Format
Book
Published
New York ; Chichester, West Sussex : Columbia University Press, [2014]
Language
English
Series
Film and Culture
ISBN
9780231163460, 0231163460, 9780231163477, 0231163479, 9780231538039 (ebook)
Contents
  • Introduction : an elusive passage
  • Mortal recoil : early American execution scenes and the electric chair
  • Posthumous motion : the deathwork of narrative editing
  • Echo and hum : death's acoustic space in the early sound film
  • Seconds : the flashback loop and the posthumous voice
  • Terminal screens : cinematography and electric death
  • Coda: end(ings).
Description
viii, 276 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-268) and index.
Technical Details
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