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Film History 101

Sponsored by the New York Film Academy, Empire are running an occasional series of historical features about the development of film. This is my contribution, covering ‘Ten Film Formats That Shook the World’, beginning with the Kinetoscope and ending with Super 35. 8 more words


 “Le cinéma est né”

The birth of cinema is powerfully announced as you enter the Lumière Institut’s museum. City to the Lumière brothers and the naissance of cinema, the Lumiere Institut is the heart of Lyon’s film world.

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Workers Leaving the Factory (1895)

This was the first movie that the brothers Lumière shot using their newly-developed camera, the Cinématographe, and it was among the first which they exhibited at the first proper projected… 236 more words


Sprinkler Sprinkled (1895)

This short by the brothers Lumière is often identified as the world’s “first comedy” film. It may also be one of the first in which a situation is staged specifically for the camera. 193 more words