#117120. Asked by bbsmith. (Aug 28 10 6:41 PM)
Prior to the synchronisation of images and sound in the 1920s, all films were silent. A number of people created moving images with revolving drums and disks as early as the 1830s.
The first film as such is generally regarded as Louis Le Prince's experimental 1888 "Roundhay Garden Scene" lasting under 2 seconds. In 1890 Le Prince boarded a train from Dijon to Paris and was mysteriously never seen again. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roundhay_Garden_Scene
William Kennedy Laurie Dickson of Edison Laboratories is usually credited with making the first practical celluloid strip with a sequence of images on and this led to the demonstation of Edison's Kinetoscope in 1893. Then there's Robert Paul's idea of showing films to audiences and the Lumieres' cinematograph... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_film
Aug 28 10, 9:25 PM
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