Conclusion: Lost Worlds, Ghost Worlds



This chapter approaches the ghostliness of early cinema from another angle. It is long past and largely lost, only coming to us in an incomplete, fragmentary fashion. This conclusion examines how figures of loss puncture the generally celebratory tone of the documentary The Lost World of Mitchell & Kenyon (2005), and explores Guy Maddin’s web project Seances (2016) as a digital meditation on lost eras of cinema.


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