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Dark Energy: Hitchcocks Absolute Camera and the Physics of Cinematic Spacetime Philip J. Skerry

Dark Energy: Hitchcocks Absolute Camera and the Physics of Cinematic Spacetime

Philip J. Skerry

Published July 4th 2013
ISBN : 9781441184016
Hardcover
208 pages
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 About the Book 

Alfred Hitchcock and the cinema grew up together. Born in 1899, four years after the first official film showing in Paris, Hitchcock demonstrated an early fascination with the new art of the cinema. He entered the film industry in 1920, and byMoreAlfred Hitchcock and the cinema grew up together. Born in 1899, four years after the first official film showing in Paris, Hitchcock demonstrated an early fascination with the new art of the cinema. He entered the film industry in 1920, and by 1925, he had directed his first feature-length film, The Pleasure Garden. His subsequent film career paralleled the phenomenal growth of the film industry during the years 1925-1976, the year of his last film. In the same way, Hitchcocks films are consonant with the revolutionary theories in the fields of physics and cosmology that were transforming the twentieth century, personified by the genius of Albert Einstein.Philip Skerrys book applies the theories of dark energy, entropy, black holes, and quantum mechanics to Hitchcocks technological genius and camera aesthetics, helping to explain the concept of pure cinema and providing verification for its remarkable power. Including interviews with influential physicists, this study opens up new ways of analyzing Hitchcocks art.