Category: On Cinema

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Super Heroes: Heroic tales your mind craves

There is always a need for an imaginary world. Kids’ world is always a different world than us. But there is always a kid inside everyone. You feel happy when the reality is suspended. Otherwise,...






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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...






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A Scientific Take on Image Perception

No individual could be pointed as the father of Cinema. It is neither Edison according to the American claim, nor the Lumiere Brothers according to the French. It is a visual art that was shaped...






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And Prepare For Dawn – Part – II

A brainy businessman never does his trade that just caters the needs of the society. Instead, he does something smarter. Rather than serving the existing needs, he creates one. Therefore, now new avenues are open...






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And Prepare For Dawn – Part – I

The existence of any art- and through it, its creator- is possible only by the audience. They are the causal agents of the prolonged persistence of that art. It is impossible for any art form...






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THE ELEGANT ENIGMA

  Cinema is the most powerful medium of all. The tremendous impact that it creates over the viewers is incomparable. A true cinema is a work of art that stands the test of time, breaking...