133 Years of Film: 1889/1990 – Monkey Shines No. 1

First described in conceptual terms by U.S. inventor Thomas Edison in 1888, the Kinetograph was developed by his employee William Kennedy Laurie Dickson between 1889 and 1892. The Kinetograph was motion picture camera that used rapid intermittent, or stop-and-go, film movement, to photograph movies for in-house experiments and, eventually, commercial...

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133 Years of Film: 1888 – Roundhay Garden Scene, Leeds Bridge and Accordion Player

We are jumping ten years after the Sallie Gardner horse stop motion film and since we are jumping ten years I figured I would mention three films which were made in 1888. Louis Le Prince is an early inventor who created his own film cameras. In 1888 he made several films, some of which still remain today. The first filmed is called the Roundhay Garden Scene. It...

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133 Years of Film: 1878 – Sallie Gardner

Thanks to the MAMO guys and their getting me to finally check out Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex-Drugs-And Rock ‘N Roll Generation Saved Hollywood. I have started to become even more interested in older films. The book focuses on the late 60s and 70s but thinking about the films from that generation made me start thinking about all the films from...

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