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The First Film (2015) review: in pursuit of a cinema pioneer

Would you like to discover the truth – messy, inconclusive and unflattering as it might be? Or would you rather be vindicated by discovering not only were right all along, but the answer lay close to home, a triumph you could take personal pride in? 1,062 more words

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Cordeliers' Square in Lyon (1895)

The final movie of the Lumière brothers’ premiere in 1895 was this simple street scene. It’s the sort of movie that serves as photographic evidence of a place, and is thus useful, but not as interesting as most of the others from this set. 147 more words


Blanket Toss (1895)

For tonight’s Lumière Cinématograph picture, we see a display of athletics and humor. Four men hold a blanket while another repeatedly attempts to do a flip over it, failing more often than not. 142 more words


A Baby's Meal (1895)


Like “Fishing for Goldfish,” this is another home-movie of the Lumière family relaxing at home. It was also shown at the first screening of Lumière movies in December 1895. 152 more words


The Blacksmiths (1895)

This is another of the movies the Lumière brothers showed at the world’s first public film screening, at the Salon Indien, Grand Café, 14 Boulevard des Capuchins, Paris on December 28, 1895, beating… 176 more words


Fishing for Goldfish (1895)

This is another of the films shown by the Lumière brothers at their first screening of movies in December, 1895 – the event that marks the birth of cinema. 222 more words


The stunning 50-year transformation of Soviet photography

The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography in Moscow is hosting an exhibit titled “Soviet Photo.” From 1926 to 1997, the magazine Photo-Reporting and Amateur Photography… 907 more words

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