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The Empathetic Camera: Frank Norris and the Invention of Film Editing

- May 20, 2015 in america, california, cinema, corner of wheat, D.W. Griffith, early film, editing, film, film editing, frank norris, hollywood, Literature, modernity, trilogy of the wheat, violence, wheat

At the heart of American author Frank Norris' gritty turn-of-the-century fiction lies an essential engagement with the everyday shock and violence of modernity. Henry Giardini explores how this focus, combined with his unique approach to storytelling, helped to pave the way for a truly filmic style.