I am working on an article that takes contemporary remixes of early cinema (examples here, here, and here) as a starting point for rethinking early film historiography.  The exergue:

“I hope history can realize that its significance is not in universal ideas, like some sort of blossom or fruit, but that its value comes directly from reworking a well-known, perhaps habitual theme, a daily melody, in a stimulating way, elevating it, intensifying it to an inclusive symbol, and thus allowing one to make out in the original theme an entire world of profundity, power, and beauty.”

Friedrich Nietzsche, “On the Use and Abuse of History for Life”

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