When Edison staged his motion picture premiere in 1896, it had strangely little to do with him. … More FAKE IT TILL YOU MAKE IT – EDISON’S MOVIE PREMIERE
A brief chronology of the beginnings of cinema, making clear it wasn’t about any one invention. … More WHO? WHAT? WHEN? WHERE? A mini chronology of the start of cinema
Last Friday I got back to doing something I used to do 20 years ago: talking about William Friese-Greene in public. The occasion was the British Silent Film Symposium 2018 and the place was King’s College London. Almost as terrifying as finding myself in front of a roomful of early film history experts was using … More William Friese-Greene & The Art of Collaboration
The last time I spoke about William-Friese Greene in public was 20 years ago, but next week that silence will be broken. Me and Willie have had our on and off periods, but lately we’ve been spending more time together than ever and I’ve been finding out a bunch of new things about him. The … More Friese-Greene Talks!