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The Use of Film in Psychiatry

  • Thomas L. Pilkington (a1)
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The magic lantern was first demonstrated in 1660 by Christian Huygens, a Dutch physicist, and by the 18th century ‘moving’ slides were being shown, as in Robertson's ‘Phantasmagoria’ in 1798. At the same time dissolving slides, using more than one lantern, and optical toys, based on persistence of vision, were being displayed. The resynthesis of motion recorded as photographic images was first carried out by Eudweard J. Muybridge in 1879, using twenty-four cameras and trip wires to photograph a moving horse. The development of flexible light-sensitive film, in association with an intermittent movement and shutter, anticipated the inauguration of the public cinema in 1896.

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