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A Brief History of Cinema. First this request. The Original Outlook. “Young man, you can be grateful that my invention is not for sale, for it would undoubtedly ruin you. It can be exploited for a certain time…but apart from that it has no commercial value.” August Lumiere 1895.

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The Original Outlook

  • “Young man, you can be grateful that my invention is not for sale, for it would undoubtedly ruin you. It can be exploited for a certain time…but apart from that it has no commercial value.” August Lumiere 1895


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Pre-cinema : White Magic

  • They had “a lantern with pictures in glass to make pictures appear on the wall, very pretty.” Samuel Pepys’s journal, 1666


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Eadward Muybridge

  • Muybridge’s sequential photographs got many thinking about the possibilities of “moving pictures”

  • This sprung from an 1877 bet.


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Zoetrope adaptations

  • The zoetrope was an optical toy which exploited the idea of the persistence of vision.

  • This was an important marriage of photos and perceived motion, and it got many started on the potential held therein.


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Edison Strikes First

  • Since he invented almost everything anyway, Edison is credited for inventing the first film viewing mechanism which he called the Kinetoscope.




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Kinetoscope Facts model

  • Edison, too, had little faith in long-term public interest in his invention, and waived the right to European copyrights

  • He opted for a single viewer model of projector

  • They were housed in parlors where one could view for a penny a peep.




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William Dickson and the Mutoscope model

  • One of Edison’s key men left his franchise and created the Mutoscope…a fancy flip-book machine


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But the best machines were the Lumiere Bros’s model

  • These guys created a machine which could shoot and develop film, and even project it that same evening.

  • They made many realistic loops of scenes from around the world


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George Melies model

  • Extremely innovative French filmmaker

  • Started as an illusionist

  • Created “tableaux fantastiques”

  • Invented the fade-out, dissolve and double exposures

  • Recognized as father of special effects

  • Went bankrupt



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Evolution model

  • From here, films grew in length and sophistication. Early highlights include:

  • The Count of Monte Cristo (O’Neill, 1912)

  • Cabiria (Pastrone, 1913)

  • Birth of a Nation (D.W. Griffith, 1915)

  • Nosferatu (F.W. Murnau, 1922)

  • Battleship Potemkin (Eisenstein, 1925)



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