Howard Carter


Lauren Looks Back: The Mummy (1932)

Lauren Looks Back: "The Mummy" (1932)

90), the author draws some parallels between cinema and Ancient Egypt. There was an association between the blackened enclosure of silent cinema and that of the Egyptian tomb, both in theoretical texts and the use of Egyptianate architectural style for auditoriums; a perception of cinema as a necropolis, its projections mysterious and cursed, issuing a warning[...]