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More on How the “Trust” Went Bust

A few updates. Since we didn’t get to watch The Cheat in class, I recommend that everyone watch the Cecil B. DeMille film. It is widely regarded as one of the best films of the 1910s, and inspired many filmmakers … Continue reading

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Class 2: Edison, Nickelodeons, and the Trust

In today’s class, we surveyed the early inventions by Thomas Edison to make moving pictures possible, including the kinetograph, kinetoscope, and the vitascope. He had some help from the French Lumiere brothers who developed the cinematographe and the Latham Brothers … Continue reading

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