February 20, 2013 Julia Dawidowicz

These warped, surreal images demonstrate what happens to 35mm nitrate film clippings after decades of decomposition. The frames, mostly from cinema’s early years (1897-1915), are among the 23,491 clippings that the late Italian film historian Davide Turconi collected throughout his lifetime. The distortion of the film clippings’ subjects — now presumably dead — creates a […]

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