Monday, June 26, 2006

Movies................... They have come a long way

The History of film or cinema has brought this mass media from its early stages as an obscure novelty to one of the most important tools of communication and entertainment in the modern world. Film has existed since the late 19th century, and in the time since has had a broad impact on the arts, technology, and even politics
For centuries, humans had experimented with what would become the two key elements of cinema: the projection of images using light and the illusion of motion created by exploiting the optical phenomenon called "persistence of vision" ( introduced in the 1830s). The invention and spread of photography in the mid-19th century provided the key missing element.
Even from here, the "birth" of the movies was actually a gradual process of evolution with many blind alleys and crisscrossing paths. It involved a number of individuals in Europe, the United Kingdom, and the United States, who, from the 1860s on, worked on often similar inventions with varying degrees of success.Eadward Muybridge, Louis Le Prince and Ottomar Ansch├╝tz were among those who designed pioneering machines for projection of rapidly moving images. George Eastman, the American founder of Eastman Kodak, Hannibal Goodwin and William Friese Greene all worked on early prototypes of motion picture film.

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