Understanding the origins of moving pictures is important because of what the industry became, and debates about its significance as a symptom or cause of modernity. Robert Paul needs to be reinserted into this early history, having dropped out in comparison with Edison and the Lumières, and especially in his native Britain. Yet the obstacles lie in a lack of any personal documentation, and the disappearance of much of his output. In face of these absences, and little evidence of audience response to his work, any reconstruction of Paul’s achievement must remain speculative.
Chicago Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.
If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.
To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.