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History of Motion Pictures

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The first decade in the history of motion pictures unquestionably belongs to the incomparable inventor and scientific genius Thomas Edison. Having more or less perfected the equipment necessary for producing and viewing motion pictures, Edison turned his attention to producing films. Edison turned his cameras on to more thematic scripts, which involved simple story lines and humorous comedies.

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Episodes (16)

  1. 1. The Good Sport Part 1
    01 January 2004
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    This 1918 Edison short film features the story a young but penniless inventor Faraday who marries the daughter of a rich old man, despite objections. The film depicts the hardships the young couple had to endure before Faraday's invention fetched him a princely sum of 100,000 dollars and a lot of fame and respect as well. The moral of this short narrative is pretty obvious - never give up!
  2. 2. The Good Sport Part 2
    01 January 2004
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    This 1918 Edison short film features the story a young but penniless inventor Faraday who marries the daughter of a rich old man, despite objections. The film depicts the hardships the young couple had to endure before Faraday's invention fetched him a princely sum of 100,000 dollars and a lot of fame and respect as well. The moral of this short narrative is pretty obvious - never give up!
  3. 3. The Good Sport Part 3
    01 January 2004
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    This 1918 Edison short film features the story a young but penniless inventor Faraday who marries the daughter of a rich old man, despite objections. The film depicts the hardships the young couple had to endure before Faraday's invention fetched him a princely sum of 100,000 dollars and a lot of fame and respect as well. The moral of this short narrative is pretty obvious - never give up!
  4. 4. The Good Sport Part 4
    01 January 2004
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    This 1918 Edison short film features the story a young but penniless inventor Faraday who marries the daughter of a rich old man, despite objections. The film depicts the hardships the young couple had to endure before Faraday's invention fetched him a princely sum of 100,000 dollars and a lot of fame and respect as well. The moral of this short narrative is pretty obvious - never give up!
  5. 5. A Day with Thomas Edison Part 1
    01 January 2004
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    Thomas Edison was a busy man. Even towards the end of his illustrious life, Edison followed a strict work regimen, which took him to his office, factories and his laboratory. This film follows the great inventor on a typical workday. Seen here are some of most accomplished scientists who were on Edison's payroll.
  6. 6. A Day with Thomas Edison Part 2
    01 January 2004
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    Thomas Edison was a busy man. Even towards the end of his illustrious life, Edison followed a strict work regimen, which took him to his office, factories and his laboratory. This film follows the great inventor on a typical workday. Seen here are some of most accomplished scientists who were on Edison's payroll.
  7. 7. A Day with Thomas Edison Part 3
    01 January 2004
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    Thomas Edison was a busy man. Even towards the end of his illustrious life, Edison followed a strict work regimen, which took him to his office, factories and his laboratory. This film follows the great inventor on a typical workday. Seen here are some of most accomplished scientists who were on Edison's payroll.
  8. 8. A Day with Thomas Edison Part 4
    01 January 2004
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    Thomas Edison was a busy man. Even towards the end of his illustrious life, Edison followed a strict work regimen, which took him to his office, factories and his laboratory. This film follows the great inventor on a typical workday. Seen here are some of most accomplished scientists who were on Edison's payroll.
  9. 9. A Day with Thomas Edison Part 5
    01 January 2004
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    Thomas Edison was a busy man. Even towards the end of his illustrious life, Edison followed a strict work regimen, which took him to his office, factories and his laboratory. This film follows the great inventor on a typical workday. Seen here are some of most accomplished scientists who were on Edison's payroll.
  10. 10. A Day with Thomas Edison Part 6
    01 January 2004
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    Thomas Edison was a busy man. Even towards the end of his illustrious life, Edison followed a strict work regimen, which took him to his office, factories and his laboratory. This film follows the great inventor on a typical workday. Seen here are some of most accomplished scientists who were on Edison's payroll.
  11. 11. Visitin' Round at Coolidge Corners Part 1
    01 January 2004
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    Visitin' Round at Coolidge Corners Part 1. This delightful biographical short covers a day in the life of President Calvin Coolidge during his annual visit to his farm and his father's country home. Sponsor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc. Producer: N/A. Year: 1924. Length: 00:02:28. Audio: Silent. Color: Black & White
  12. 12. Visitin' Round at Coolidge Corners Part 2
    01 January 2004
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    Visitin' Round at Coolidge Corners Part 2. This delightful biographical short covers a day in the life of President Calvin Coolidge during his annual visit to his farm and his father's country home. Sponsor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc. Producer: N/A. Year: 1924. Length: 00:03:57. Audio: Silent. Color: Black & White
  13. 13. Buy an Electric Refrigerator
    01 January 2004
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    This clip is one of the earliest ad films, which promotes the sale of electric refrigerators. Filmed in 1926, this clip was sponsored by the Electric League of Pittsburgh. Sponsor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc. Producer: N/A. Year: 1926. Length: 00:00:45. Audio: Silent. Color: Black & White
  14. 14. Flash Cleaner
    01 January 2004
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    Flash Cleaner. This silent clip was yet another advertisement feature which extols the virtues of the Flash Cleaner. Sponsor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc. Producer: N/A. Year: N/A. Length: 00:01:03. Audio: Silent. Color: Black & White
  15. 15. Onward Flour
    01 January 2004
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    Onward Flour. Early advertisement about Onward Flour. Sponsor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc. Producer: N/A. Year: N/A. Length: 00:00:43. Audio: Silent. Color: Black & White
  16. 16. Warner Corset Advertisement
    01 January 2004
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    Warner Corset Advertisement. This is a fascinating example of the early use of motion pictures for advertising. Seen here is a short ad, which highlights the benefits of the Warner Corset. Sponsor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc. Producer: N/A. Year: N/A. Length: 00:03:39. Audio: Silent. Color: Black & White

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Thomas A. Edison
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2004
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