Wednesday, December 28, 2005

This is how it all started...

Today's cinema may boast of having thousands of Intels inside their studios, or luxury of having a financer who is ready to invest millons of dollars, but believe me, it all started with very humble, ~40 second films.

On this day, The Cinematographe, invented by two frenchmen brothers, made its first public, paid-for appearance one hundred and ten years ago. Although the audience was kept on their seats only for forty seconds a film, they did not know how far the art would go in the centuries to come. The brothers called their invention, an invention without any future, for all you know, it has had a very bright history!

You can view some of the early films here. My favourite is the first one - The Horse Rider!

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