history of film starts
when exactly? The history of
moving images goes back to more than one thousand years, but
man's eternal dream of depicting movement and preserving time
must originate from the first campfires of humanity.
28th 1895 can be considered the birthday of projected film
presented in a theater. It was then that Antoine Lumiére
from Lyon, the director of a plant producing film materials
and the father of August and Louis Lumiére, hosted
in the Grand Café of Paris a show of living pictures.
It was shot by cameras that his sons had developed, and presented
with projectors they had constructed. It was the first time
the term 'cinématographe' was used, formed of the Greek
words 'kinéma' (movement) and 'graphein' (to write,
to draw, to inscribe). Among those invited was also the director
of the Houdini Theater, the master illusionist Georges Méliès.
Complete History of the Discovery of Cinematography [www.precinemahistory.net]
Finnish Film Archive
Elonet database [www.elonet.fi]
Internet Movie Database
Entertainment. The Motion Pictures and Sound Recordings of
the Edison Companies