Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Amazing footage from 1896

Who said "The cinema is an invention without a future"?

Frenchman Louis Lumiere, inventor of the Cinematographe, a portable motion-picture camera, film processing unit and projector. Though not the first to projected film, (Edison 1891), himself and his brother were the first to present projected movies (1895) to a paying audience and so are the inventors of cinema. Their invention popularised the medium and does mark the beginning of the motion picture era.

Anyway that's who said it; but as you can see below, they had an eye for the eye-catching and that must surely have helped kick-start the new craze. The first motion picture ever was made by Eadweard Muybridge in 1878:
Lumiere Brothers Danse Serpentine 1896

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