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date: 24 May 2024


A Dictionary of Film Studies

Annette Kuhn,

Guy Westwell

An optical toy consisting of a disc of cardboard with different images on each side that can be rapidly revolved through use of two twisted strings. As the disc spins the images appear to merge, an effect similar to that experienced when a coin is spun. The Thaumatrope was produced as a toy by John Ayrton Paris in London in ... ...

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