'And the villain still pursued her'. Origins of film in Australia; 1896 - 1913.
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Excerpt from Introduction: This thesis sets out to answer the question; how did Film develop in Australia before World War One? Film came to Australia in a magician's bag of tricks; it stayed to become big business, and in the process it transformed the life of Australians. From magician's art to industrial organization is thus the scope of this history and it encompasses the dilemma facing any film historian; for film has the dual characteristics of being at the same time an art form...[Show more]
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