Title
The sculptor's dream : tableaux vivants and living statues in the films of Méliès and Saturn The sculptor's dream : tableaux vivants and living statues in the films of Méliès and Saturn
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Arts. Linguistics and Literature
Publication type
article
Publication
Abingdon ,
Subject
Documentation and information
Art
Source (journal)
Early popular visual culture. - Abingdon
Volume/pages
13(2015) :1 , p. 41-65
ISSN
1746-0654
1746-0662
ISI
000347546100003
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Abstract
Tableaux vivants, or living pictures, were an important part of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century popular entertainment. In this article, we carefully analyze the presence and function of living pictures and/or statues in two different generic contexts in early cinema to reveal the importance and continuity of nineteenth-century motifs and traditions with regard to tableaux vivants as they were presented on the legitimate stage, in magic, in vaudeville, and in burlesque. We will examine the trick film as embodied by the screen sorcery of Georges Méliès and investigate the early erotic screen gems presented by the Viennese Saturn film company.
E-info
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/iruaauth/f9e132/839e7260d2b.pdf
http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000347546100003&DestLinkType=RelatedRecords&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=ef845e08c439e550330acc77c7d2d848
http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000347546100003&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=ef845e08c439e550330acc77c7d2d848
Handle