SAC 366 - Topics in Film, Television and Popular Culture
Section: 101 Magic and Moving Image
Term: SP 2012
Subject: Screen Arts and Cultures (SAC)
Department: LSA Screen Arts & Cultures
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The “magic of movies” is among the oldest and most lasting clichés of the medium. This course takes the phrase literally in order to examine more than 115 years of moving images that have been directly or indirectly shaped by performed practices of magic and illusion — from the very first short films to cable television programs, recent popular films about magician characters, and contemporary special effects. Magician-filmmakers studied include Georges Méliès, Segundo de Chomón, Harry Houdini, Orson Welles, David Copperfield, Ricky Jay, David Blaine, Criss Angel, and others.

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SAC 366 - Topics in Film, Television and Popular Culture
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101 (LEC)
M 2:00PM - 8:00PM
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ISBN: 9780252076978
Disappearing tricks : silent film, Houdini, and the new magic of the twentieth century, Author: Matthew Solomon., Publisher: University of Illinois Press 2010
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