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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Cinema 1: The Movement Image is a film theory book by the philosopher Gilles Deleuze combining philosophy with film criticism. It was originally published in French as L'Image-mouvement. Cinéma 1 (Les Éditions de Minuit, 1983). It was translated into English by Hugh Tomlinson. In the Preface to the French edition Deleuze says that, "This study is not a history of cinema. It is a taxonomy, an attempt at the classifications of images and signs" and acknowledges the influence of the American pragmatist C.S Peirce and the French philosopher Henri Bergson (pxiv). The cinema covered in the book ranges from the silent era to the 1970s, and includes the work of D. W. Griffith, Abel Gance, Erich von Stroheim, Charlie Chaplin, Sergei Eisenstein, Luis Buñuel, Howard Hawks, Robert Bresson, Jean-Luc Godard, Sidney Lumet and Robert Altman. The second volume, L'Image-temps. Cinéma 2 was published in 1985 (translated as Cinema 2: The Time-Image in 1989).

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Bergson does not just put forward one thesis on movement, but three.
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Actors Studio, Battleship Potemkin, German Expressionism, The Passion of Joan of Arc, Creative Evolution, Buster Keaton, New York, The General Line, Jean Mitry, King Vidor, Liberty Valance, Queen Kelly, The Exterminating Angel, Murnau's Faust, Murnau's The Last Laugh, Public Opinion, Rear Window, The Golden Age, Don Giovanni, Dos Passos, Gance's La Roue, Jack the Ripper, Land of the Pharaohs, Moral Tales, Shanghai Express

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