Photogénie Films

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"The art of cinema has been called 'photogénie' by Louis Delluc. The word is apt, and should be preserved.  What is photogénie? I would describe as photogenic any aspect of things, beings, or souls whose moral character is enhanced by filmic reproduction."

-Jean Epstein, "On Certain Characteristics of Photogénie"