Tagged: History of Films

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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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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...






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Muybridge’s Running Horse

Edward Muybridge (1830-1904), a British born photographer, happens to be an unavoidable pioneer down the line, while tracing the history of Cinema. Today he is remembered for his contributory works on the studies of motion...






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Phantesmagoria

The evolution of Magic lantern leads us to the theater performance named ‘Phantesmagoria’. This is the first live performances of its kind in known history. The show projected images of ghosts, skeletons and demons on...






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The Magic Lantern

Before contemplating on the History of Cinema it is better to pause for a while and spend some time to trace the history of image projection. Pinhole camera is known to us from yore. In...