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Dark Mirrors: The Double in Cinema

Adding to the experience of The Double: Identity and Difference in Art since 1900, this film series taps into the rich history of doubled forms in motion pictures with stories of twins, clones, alter egos, revenants, dream selves, and doppelgängers.

The series includes adventure movies, crime stories, comedies, literary adaptations, and tales inspired by real-life events. Throughout its history, cinema has created techniques such as the split image, multiple exposures, motion control, and other tools to portray multiple elements within the frame on the big screen.

With special thanks to Susan Felleman, Annette Insdorf, and Peggy Parsons.

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