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“the widespread desire for the precise freezing of action took hold in the era of ‘moving pictures'” and that it wasn’t until the 1920s that the ‘decisive moment’ came into vogue – “It was almost as if cinema, in colonizing the popular understanding of time, implied that life itself was made up of distinct slices and that still photography had the potential to seize and extract them.” - Campany