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The Man Who Invented Motion Pictures

Author : Paul Fischer
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 416 pages
File Size : 40,9 Mb
Release : 2022-04-19
Category : History
ISBN : 9781982114855

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One of the New York Times Best True Crime of 2022 A “spellbinding, thriller-like” (Shelf Awareness) history about the invention of the motion picture and the mysterious, forgotten man behind it—detailing his life, work, disappearance, and legacy. The year is 1888, and Louis Le Prince is finally testing his “taker” or “receiver” device for his family on the front lawn. The device is meant to capture ten to twelve images per second on film, creating a reproduction of reality that can be replayed as many times as desired. In an otherwise separate and detached world, occurrences from one end of the globe could now be viewable with only a few days delay on the other side of the world. No human experience—from the most mundane to the most momentous—would need to be lost to history. In 1890, Le Prince was granted patents in four countries ahead of other inventors who were rushing to accomplish the same task. But just weeks before unveiling his invention to the world, he mysteriously disappeared and was never seen or heard from again. Three and half years later, Thomas Edison, Le Prince’s rival, made the device public, claiming to have invented it himself. And the man who had dedicated his life to preserving memories was himself lost to history—until now. The Man Who Invented Motion Pictures pulls back the curtain and presents a “passionate, detailed defense of Louis Le Prince…unfurled with all the cliffhangers and red herrings of a scripted melodrama” (The New York Times Book Review). This “fascinating, informative, skillfully articulated narrative” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) presents the never-before-told history of the motion picture and sheds light on the unsolved mystery of Le Prince’s disappearance.

The Man Who Invented Motion Pictures

Author : Paul Fischer
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 416 pages
File Size : 50,7 Mb
Release : 2022-04-19
Category : Art
ISBN : 9781982114824

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In 1888 Louis Le Prince shot the world's first motion picture. In 1890, weeks before the public unveiling of his camera and projector - a year before Thomas Edison announced that he had invented a motion picture camera - Le Prince stepped on a train in France - and disappeared without a trace. He was never seen or heard from again, and his body never found

The Man Who Invented Motion Pictures

Author : Paul Fischer
Publisher : Faber & Faber
Page : 318 pages
File Size : 42,9 Mb
Release : 2022-04-05
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 9780571348664

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Louis Le Prince invented the motion picture in 1890. He applied for, and was granted, patents in four countries. And then, a month before unveiling it to the world...he disappeared. And was never seen again.Three years later, Le Prince's invention was finally made public - by a man who claimed to have invented it himself. The man's name was Thomas Edison.This book is the story of the birth of motion pictures, restoring the father of the invention to his rightful place in history.

Summary of Paul Fischer's The Man Who Invented Motion Pictures

Author : Everest Media,
Publisher : Everest Media LLC
Page : 50 pages
File Size : 49,9 Mb
Release : 2022-05-13T22:59:00Z
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 9798822509849

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Summary of Paul Fischer's The Man Who Invented Motion Pictures by Everest Media, Pdf

Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 The train to Paris, which was expected at 2:37 p. m. , arrived five minutes late. Louis Le Prince, Albert’s brother, had come to visit him. He had been working on a moving picture machine, and he would soon bring it back to the United States with him. #2 Louis and Albert were not very comfortable together. They would often discuss finances, which neither had much of. Louis was sure the motion picture device would change all of this. #3 Louis and Albert had been friends for nearly 20 years, and they had traveled to France together. They had agreed to meet again in Paris for the journey back to England. But Louis did not appear. The Wilsons boarded the ferry alone, assuming Louis was still with Albert in Burgundy. #4 Le Prince’s wife, Lizzie, waited on the Battery Park waterfront for her husband to return. He had been away for three years, working on a motion picture camera and projector in England.

The Missing Reel

Author : Christopher Rawlence
Publisher : HarperCollins
Page : 344 pages
File Size : 49,9 Mb
Release : 1990
Category : Cinematographers
ISBN : UOM:39015019002032

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A Kim Jong-Il Production

Author : Paul Fischer
Publisher : Flatiron Books
Page : 368 pages
File Size : 53,9 Mb
Release : 2015-02-03
Category : History
ISBN : 9781250054289

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A Kim Jong-Il Production by Paul Fischer Pdf

Before becoming the world's most notorious dictator, Kim Jong-Il ran North Korea's Ministry for Propaganda and its film studios. Conceiving every movie made, he acted as producer and screenwriter. Despite this control, he was underwhelmed by the available talent and took drastic steps, ordering the kidnapping of Choi Eun-Hee (Madam Choi)—South Korea's most famous actress—and her ex-husband Shin Sang-Ok, the country's most famous filmmaker.Madam Choi vanished first. When Shin went to Hong Kong to investigate, he was attacked and woke up wrapped in plastic sheeting aboard a ship bound for North Korea. Madam Choi lived in isolated luxury, allowed only to attend the Dear Leader's dinner parties. Shin, meanwhile, tried to escape, was sent to prison camp, and "re-educated." After four years he cracked, pledging loyalty. Reunited with Choi at the first party he attends, it is announced that the couple will remarry and act as the Dear Leader's film advisors. Together they made seven films, in the process gaining Kim Jong-Il's trust. While pretending to research a film in Vienna, they flee to the U.S. embassy and are swept to safety.A nonfiction thriller packed with tension, passion, and politics, author Paul Fischer's A Kim Jong-Il Production offers a rare glimpse into a secretive world, illuminating a fascinating chapter of North Korea's history that helps explain how it became the hermetically sealed, intensely stage-managed country it remains today.

Who Invented the Movie Camera?

Author : Karen Latchana Kenney
Publisher : Lerner Publications (Tm)
Page : 36 pages
File Size : 41,5 Mb
Release : 2018
Category : Motion picture cameras
ISBN : 9781512483239

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Who Invented the Movie Camera? by Karen Latchana Kenney Pdf

Learn the exciting story of how Thomas Edison and William Friese-Greene went head-to-head to make the first working movie camera!


Author : Andrew A. Erish
Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
Page : 305 pages
File Size : 47,8 Mb
Release : 2021-06-08
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 9780813181219

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Vitagraph by Andrew A. Erish Pdf

Winner of the 2022 Peter C. Rollins Book Award and the 2022 Browne Best Edited Reference/Primary Source Work in Popular and American Culture Award In Vitagraph: America's First Great Motion Picture Studio, Andrew A. Erish provides a comprehensive examination and reassessment of the company most responsible for defining and popularizing the American movie. This history challenges long-accepted Hollywood mythology that Paramount and Fox invented the feature film, that Universal created the star system, and that these companies, along with MGM and Warner Bros., developed motion pictures into a multimillion-dollar business. In fact, the truth about Vitagraph is far more interesting than the myths that later moguls propagated about themselves. Established in 1897 by J. Stuart Blackton and Albert E. Smith, Vitagraph was the leading producer of motion pictures for much of the silent era. Vitagraph established America's studio system, a division of labor utilizing specialized craftspeople and artists and developed fundamental aspects of American movies, from framing, lighting, and performance style to emphasizing character-driven comedy and drama in stories that respected and sometimes poked fun at every demographic of Vitagraph's vast audience. For most of its existence America's most influential studio was headquartered in Brooklyn, New York, before relocating to Hollywood. A historically rigorous and thorough account of the most influential producer of American motion pictures during the silent era, Erish draws on valuable primary material long overlooked by other historians to introduce readers to the fascinating, forgotten pioneers of Vitagraph.


Publisher : Smithsonian Books (DC)
Page : 730 pages
File Size : 48,5 Mb
Release : 1997
Category : Actualities (Motion picture)
ISBN : UOM:39015047138386

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"This book provides essential documentation of all known Edison films made between 1890 and 1900. Thomas Edison and his associates at the Edison Laboratory in West Orange, New Jersey, invented the first system of commercial motion pictures." "Making the historical framework predominant while retaining traditional cataloging features, Edison Motion Pictures, 18901900 is of value to a wide range of scholars interested in American life at the turn of the century - those working in performance studies, film and media studies, cultural history, ethnic studies, and social and political history. Documentary filmmakers, film programmers, archivists, and librarians can also benefit from using this catalog." "Edison films from the end of the nineteenth century offer a unique visual record of American entertainment and popular culture - moving images that become much more interesting and useful when they can be examined in conjunction with pertinent documentation." "Scholars concerned with portrayals of war, depictions of the American presidency, and many other topics in the nation's political history will find much useful information."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Col. William N. Selig, the Man Who Invented Hollywood

Author : Andrew A. Erish
Publisher : University of Texas Press
Page : 316 pages
File Size : 41,8 Mb
Release : 2012-03-01
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 9780292728707

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Col. William N. Selig, the Man Who Invented Hollywood by Andrew A. Erish Pdf

All histories of Hollywood are wrong. Why? Two words: Colonel Selig. This early pioneer laid the foundation for the movie industry that we know today. Active from 1896 to 1938, William N. Selig was responsible for an amazing series of firsts, including the first two-reel narrative film and the first two-hour narrative feature made in America; the first American movie serial with cliffhanger endings; the first westerns filmed in the West with real cowboys and Indians; the creation of the jungle-adventure genre; the first horror film in America; the first successful American newsreel (made in partnership with William Randolph Hearst); and the first permanent film studio in Los Angeles. Selig was also among the first to cultivate extensive international exhibition of American films, which created a worldwide audience and contributed to American domination of the medium. In this book, Andrew Erish delves into the virtually untouched Selig archive at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Library to tell the fascinating story of this unjustly forgotten film pioneer. He traces Selig’s career from his early work as a traveling magician in the Midwest, to his founding of the first movie studio in Los Angeles in 1909, to his landmark series of innovations that still influence the film industry. As Erish recounts the many accomplishments of the man who first recognized that Southern California is the perfect place for moviemaking, he convincingly demonstrates that while others have been credited with inventing Hollywood, Colonel Selig is actually the one who most deserves that honor.

An Empire of Their Own

Author : Neal Gabler
Publisher : Anchor
Page : 537 pages
File Size : 41,6 Mb
Release : 2010-11-17
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 9780307773715

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A provocative, original, and richly entertaining group biography of the Jewish immigrants who were the moving forces behind the creation of America's motion picture industry. The names Harry Cohn, William Fox, Carl Laemmle, Louis B. Mayer, Jack and Harry Warner, and Adolph Zucker are giants in the history of contemporary Hollywood, outsiders who dared to invent their own vision of the American Dream. Even to this day, the American values defined largely by the movies of these émigrés endure in American cinema and culture. Who these men were, how they came to dominate Hollywood, and what they gained and lost in the process is the exhilarating story of An Empire of Their Own.


Author : Edmund Morris
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 801 pages
File Size : 49,9 Mb
Release : 2019
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780812993110

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Edison by Edmund Morris Pdf

From Pulitzer Prize-winning author Morris comes a revelatory new biography ofThomas Alva Edison, the most prolific genius in American history.

Film: A Very Short Introduction

Author : Michael Wood
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Page : 153 pages
File Size : 54,5 Mb
Release : 2012-01-26
Category : Art
ISBN : 9780192803535

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Offers a wealth of insight into the paradoxical nature of film, considering its role and impact on society in the 20th century as well as its future in the digital age. Original.

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

Author : Brian Selznick
Publisher : Scholastic
Page : 534 pages
File Size : 53,5 Mb
Release : 2015-09-03
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9781407166575

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The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick Pdf

ORPHAN, CLOCK KEEPER, AND THIEF, twelve-year-old Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. But when his world suddenly interlocks with an eccentric girl and her grandfather, Hugo's undercover life, and his most precious secret, are put in jeopardy. A cryptic drawing, a treasured notebook, a stolen key, a mechanical man, and a hidden message from Hugo's dead father form the backbone of this intricate, tender, and spellbinding mystery.

Sunny Days

Author : David Kamp
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 352 pages
File Size : 50,5 Mb
Release : 2021-05-18
Category : History
ISBN : 9781501137815

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Sunny Days by David Kamp Pdf

"David Kamp takes readers behind the scenes to show how ... programs [such as Mister Rogers' Neighboorhood, Sesame Street, and Schoolhouse Rock] made it on air, ... [explaining] how ... like-minded individuals found their way into television, not as fame- or money-hungry would-be auteurs and stars, but as people who wanted to use TV to help children ... [The book] captures a period in children's television where enlightened progressivism prevailed, and shows how this period changed the lives of millions"--