No, the Lumière brothers didn’t invent cinema. So what did they do? … More What Did The Lumière Brothers Ever Do For Us?
At the 1889 Paris Exposition Universelle, Friese-Greene sees something that may be a game changer – for him and Le Prince … More The Celluloid Dreams of Louis Le Prince (and William Friese-Greene) Part 2
Louis Le Prince: the forgotten inventor who’s impossible to forget. But did he shoot on celluloid? … More The Celluloid Dreams of Louis Le Prince – Part 1
The forgotten and erased story of the real beginning of cinema. Part2: The first film show. … More Happy 125th Birthday, Cinema! Part 2
The forgotten and erased story of the real beginning of cinema. Part 1: the team assembles. … More Happy 125th Birthday, Cinema! Part 1
Every story of an inventor needs its “Eureka!” Moment where the forces of the universe combine with sleepless slog to generate the breakthrough that he/she has been striving for. … More That Eureka Moment – 1
Never heard of William Friese-Greene? Here’s a brief introduction. … More That Friese-Greene feeling
Some unique postcards reveal the lives of the Friese-Greene children after the death of their father. … More Postcards From the Past
Years before H.G. Wells introduced us to his time traveller and marauding Martians, another writer was predicting what science might bring us in the future, for good or for ill. Once read on both sides of the Atlantic, he’s now all but forgotten. His name was Robert Duncan Milne and he was seeing moving pictures before there was even a strip of celluloid. … More Sci-Fi Movies Before Celluloid
A quasi-Dickensian true Christmas story of hardship softened by kindness. Featuring Will Day and William Friese-Greene. … More A Friese-Greene Christmas Carol
New research has revealed the first advertising film in the world, seen in London in 1896. … More WAS THIS THE FIRST COMMERCIAL EVER MADE?!
It’s always heartwarming to see any new article in the press about Friese-Greene(s), even if it’s in The Mail and the cause is baffling and the person at the centre of it petulantly blocked me on Twitter. Here it is. A person who says they are a professional colourist posted on Twitter a sequence of … More The Lost, Found, Amnesiac Social Media World of Friese-Greene