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‘Picturing Mexico in still and moving images, ca. 1870-1925: strategies for articulating space, and spectatorship in early Mexican actuality film

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Abstract

The essay discusses the dynamics of space and contemplation that characterise the viewing of still and moving images of Mexico made by European and North American visitors to the country towards the end of the nineteenth century. Focusing on representations of the cityscape of Mexico City, and examining the effects of modernisation in images of the Mexican landscape, the essay discusses panoramic images of Mexico, pictorial organisation and the impact of optical registration in early actuality films through mobilised and framed views.

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John Fullerton

John Fullerton, a professor in cinema studies at Stockholm University, has written extensively on early cinema, and is editor or co-editor of five volumes of original essays for John Libbey Publishing, including Nordic Explorations: Film Before 19... Read more

Reference

Fullerton, J. (2015). ‘Picturing Mexico in still and moving images, ca. 1870-1925: strategies for articulating space, and spectatorship in early Mexican actuality film. In: A. de los Reyes, ed., Cine mudo latinoamericano: Inicios, nación, vanguardias y transición, Mexico City: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas, pp. 35-56.