The three-part "Pioneers of cinema" looks at the early beginnings of the film industry-- from the historic productions of the Lumiere brothers in 1895 and Thomas Edison's 'optical phonograph', to George Melies 'tricks' and the Pathes brothers productions of art. Includes footage of some of the first films ever made.
pt. 1. From the magic latern to film (1895-1902) (54 min.) -- pt. 2. The French cinema between poetry and industry (1903-1914) (56 min.) -- pt. 3. The Italian cinema from "Porta Pia" to sound (1905-1930) (53 min.)
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