Tagged: History of Cinema

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Georgess Méliès – The Father of Special Effects

Sometimes history progresses through rejections. Tracing the lineage of the film history next to Lumiére brothers naturally one has to stop to visit Georgess Méliès (1861-1938). Méliès, the son of a shoemaker, dreamed of learning...






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The Darling of the Masses

The Lumieres themselves hadn’t expected that their film shows would be runaway hits. What started as a minor item in the theatre began to steal the limelight almost entirely for itself. Soon no theatre shows...






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The 1897 Paris Bazaar Fire – Costly Lessons

The inferno drove everyone to rush for their lives, to the narrow doors. Here was another costly lesson that we learned on the construction of community halls and buildings. As the doors were constructed only...






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The 1897 Paris Bazaar Fire

This post might seem too remote to be written under the ‘on cinema’ section. Most of the books on History of cinema do ignore it as it is not directly connected with the Film history....






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First Films – Lumieres’ Take

The Lumiere brothers premiered their shows in Paris. For the first screening only 35 people turned up. Apart from the first two films that we had discussed earlier, another important film worth discussing is the...






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Light from Darkness

The Lumiere brothers followed their father’s advice literally and succeeded in taking the image out of the box. Their invention was ‘Cinamtographe’ and they got their patent registered on 13th February 1895. This word comes...






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The French Connection

Edison’s Kinetoscope was displayed in the Chicago World’s Fair, in 1893. Edison also received his patents for his movie camera, the Kinetograph along with his peepshow device, Kinetoscope. Later in 1894, the first ever Kinetoscope...






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A Toddler’s First Step in Film Projection

  The scientist with the most number of patents is undoubtedly Thomas Alva Edison. He is not only remembered for the electric bulb but also for his contribution to Cinema on the technical front. Edison...