Publication
Title
The sculptor's dream : tableaux vivants and living statues in the films of Méliès and Saturn
Author
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.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Early popular visual culture. - Abingdon
Publication
Abingdon : 2015
ISSN
1746-0654
1746-0662 [online]
Volume/pages
13:1(2015), p. 41-65
ISI
000347546100003
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UAntwerpen
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Publication type
Subject
Art 
External links
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Creation 30.01.2015
Last edited 14.10.2017
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