ABSTRACT When Bertrand Tavernier claims that the Lumière Brothers' “Oil Wells of Baku: Close View” “may be the first ecological film ever made,” he seems to be reading the spectacular footage of burning oil wells from an eco-critical perspective. This article examines oil well fire films from 1896 to the present, asking how and why environmental disaster becomes spectacle.
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Research Article| March 01 2006
The First Eco-Disaster Film?
ROBIN L. MURRAY,
Film Quarterly (2006) 59 (3): 44–51.
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ROBIN L. MURRAY, JOSEPH K. HEUMANN; The First Eco-Disaster Film?. Film Quarterly 1 March 2006; 59 (3): 44–51. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2006.59.3.44
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