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Museum of Cinema-Tomàs Mallol Collection

The Tools of Cinema

<p>&ldquo;The Tools of Cinema&rdquo; area is devoted to the devices used at the origins of cinema</p>

“The Tools of Cinema” area is devoted to the devices used at the origins of cinema

Starting with the first films by the Lumière brothers and the new cinema experiences from Georges Méliès, cinema became much more than a curiosity. After a very short time, the first films became longer, their stories became more complex and cinema projections were no longer a complement to other shows. Luxurious film theatres were opened and sound was brought in to accompany the moving images. A huge entertainment industry was born.

Alongside its technological and industrial evolution, the cinema moved towards discovering its own visual language with the expressive force of the close-up, the narrative syntax of the montage and the new narrative resources, which also turned cinema into a major art form.

The immediate success of cinema is unquestionable, and it soon became the most widespread and popular entertainment and art form in the world.

OBJECTS

<p>Cinema projector of unknown brand (Great Britain, ca. 1897)</p>
Demeny camera
Demeny camera
<p>Le Cin&eacute;par Cinema projector, France, c. 1898</p>
Projector: Le Cinépar
Projector: Le Cinépar
<p>A film theatre projection booth, Ossa VI Projector, Maquinaria Cinematogr&aacute;fica SA, Barcelona, 1940-1948</p>
Cinema projection booth
Cinema projection booth
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