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Has Instagram become the new mutoscope? Well — not completely, but the folks at the Toronto Silent Film Festival have come up with an inventive way to replicate this visual illusion in order to draw attention to their upcoming event. By uploading stills from famous silent films on Instagram, users can quickly scroll down the images and watch a scene play out — kind of like a mutoscope or flip book, only digital. Despite a few technical kinks, these stroboscopic “trailers” are bringing silent films to life to a brand new generation of moviegoers. More »