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Origins of the Motion Picture

USA, 1954 (MIFF 1957, Four Stories)

Director: Jay E. Gordon

A historical record of the development of machinery and the arts of the motion picture from the earliest suggestions of Leonardo da Vinci to Edison's invention of the Kinetograph in 1889.

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