Saturday, October 6, 2018

THE FIRST-EVER MOVIE | 1889 (October 6)

Thomas Edison examines his film.
EAST HAMPTON, October 6, 2018–It's worth pausing during the Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF), taking place October 5-8 this year, to remember the first movie. 

It was 130 years ago today that Thomas Edison showed the first movie, on October 6, 1889.  It was called Monkeyshines No. 1.

It was the first moving picture, although a British photographer eleven years earlier had shown that pictures of a horse viewed in sequence gave the appearance of motion.

For a short film on the beginnings of modern movies, go here:

Edison's other inventions included the phonograph, the electric light bulb and the electric power industry.

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