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Though it may come as a surprise to both cinema lovers and industry professionals who believe that 3-D film was born in the early 1950s, stereoscopic cinema actually began in 1838. It occurred more than 100 years before the 3-D boom in Hollywood, which was created by the release of Arch Oboler's African adventure film, “Bwana Devil”. This book not only discusses technological innovation and its cultural context, but also examines the aesthetic aspects of stereoscopic cinema in its first century of production. It also writes a new chapter in the history of early cinema.
The University Press of Kentucky
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3-D film, Stereoscopic cinema, Arch Oboler, Bwana Devil, History, Early cinema, Aesthetic aspects
American Film Studies | Film and Media Studies | Mass Communication
Zone, Ray, "Stereoscopic Cinema and the Origins of 3-D Film, 1838-1952" (2007). Film and Media Studies. 32.