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Man Who Invented Motion Pictures

Fischer Paul



Price: $32.99
Format: Paperback / softback
ISBN13: 9780571348657
Published: March 2023

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'This extraordinary tale of rivalry and celluloid . . . has fascinated cineastes for years.' - Kathryn Hughes, Sunday Times'Illuminating and thrilling.' - The Spectator
'Absorbing, forensic and jaw-dropping.' - Total Film

In 1888, Louis Le Prince shot the world's first motion picture in Leeds, England.

In 1890, weeks before the planned public unveiling of his camera and projector, Le Prince boarded a train in France - and disappeared without a trace. His body was never found.

In 1891, Thomas Edison - inventor of the lightbulb and the phonograph - announced that he had developed a motion-picture camera.

Le Prince's family, convinced that Edison had stolen Louis's work, proceeded to sue the most famous inventor in the world. The Man Who Invented Motion Pictures excavates one of the great unsolved mysteries of the Victorian age and offers a revelatory rewriting of the birth of modern pictures.

Book details and technical specifications

Format: Paperback / softback
ISBN13: 9780571348657
Published: March 2023

Number of pages: 416
Width: 129 mm
Height: 198 mm
Depth: 25 mm

Publisher: Faber & Faber

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