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What is the first film ever filmed? When was it and who starred in it?

Question #149158. Asked by VBookWorm.
Last updated Mar 18 2023.
Originally posted Mar 17 2023 6:39 PM.

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In 1888, Louis Le Prince filmed "Roundhay Garden Scene" which is thought to have been the first motion picture. At least, the oldest surviving picture.

The footage features Le Prince's family.



Response last updated by psnz on Mar 17 2023.
Mar 17 2023, 6:47 PM
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The first movie was The Horse in Motion by Eadweard Muybridge an 11-frame clip shot on June 19th, 1878. The first motion picture ever shot was Roundhay Garden Scene shot in 1888 by Louis Le Prince and dazzles the eye with a remarkable display of 4 people walking in a garden.
It's an 11-frame clip shot on June 19th, 1878 using twelve separate cameras (frame 12 was not used) to film a man riding a horse on Leland Stanford's (the founder of Stanford University) Palo Alto Stock Farm (the eventual site of Stanford University).

Not exactly the high-action, special effects-driven, Braveheart-style, Hollywood blockbusters that grace our cinema screens today, but pretty impressive considering no one ever, in the history of the entire world, had made a movie before.


Response last updated by elburcher on Mar 18 2023.
Mar 18 2023, 12:39 PM
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