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date: 04 March 2021

Zoetrope 

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

Annette Kuhn,

Guy Westwell

An optical toy consisting of a cylinder with a series of sequential pictures on the inner surface that, when viewed through slots in the cylinder as it rotates, gives the impression that the pictures are in motion. There is evidence that Zoetropes—or something similar—were popular in China from as early as 180 ... ...

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