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date: 23 July 2021

Phenakistiscope 

Source:
A Dictionary of Film Studies
Author(s):

Annette Kuhn,

Guy Westwell

An optical toy consisting of a flat disc illustrated with a series of sequential images. The disk has slots cut into it and is mounted on a spindle. When held up to a mirror and spun the viewer can look into the mirror through the slots and the reflected images will appear to be moving. Produced by Belgian Joseph Antoine Ferdinand Plateau in ... ...

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