Abstract – Attractions: How They Came into the World

Attractions: How They Came into the World

Abstract

Tom Gunning in this article discusses the emergence of the cinema of attraction, emphasizing the multiform stage of early cinema. Gunning uses the concept as the vehicle for a critical analysis of early films and as a way to identify distinctions between different periods in film history. He argues that the value of the concept lies in the fact that it creates platform for critical analysis.

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