The man who invented motion pictures : a true tale of obsession, murder, and the movies
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New York : Simon & Schuster, 2022.
ISBN
1982114827, 9781982114824
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Published
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2022.
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Book
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xv, 392 pages, 8 unnumbered leaves of unnumbered plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language
English
ISBN
1982114827, 9781982114824

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"The year is 1888 and Louis Le Prince is finally testing his "taker" or "receiver" device for his family on their front lawn. The device is meant to capture ten to twelve images per second on film, creating a reproduction of reality that can be replayed as many times as desired. In an otherwise separate and detached world, occurrences from one end of the globe could now be viewable with only a few days delay on the other side of the world. No human experience--from the most mundane to the most momentous--would need to be lost to history. In 1890, Le Prince was granted patents in four countries ahead of other inventors who were rushing to accomplish the same task. But just weeks before unveiling his invention to the world, he mysteriously disappeared and was never seen or heard from again. Three and a half years later, Thomas Edison, Le Prince's rival, made the device public, claiming to have invented it himself. And the man who had dedicated his life to preserving memories was himself lost to history--until now. The Man Who Invented Motion Pictures pulls back the curtain and reveals the riveting story of both Louis Le Prince's life and work, dispelling the secrets that shroud each. This captivating, impeccably researched work presents the never before told history of the motion picture and sheds light on the unsolved mystery of Le Prince's disappearance"--Amazon.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Fischer, P. (2022). The man who invented motion pictures: a true tale of obsession, murder, and the movies (First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.). Simon & Schuster.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Fischer, Paul. 2022. The Man Who Invented Motion Pictures: A True Tale of Obsession, Murder, and the Movies. Simon & Schuster.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Fischer, Paul. The Man Who Invented Motion Pictures: A True Tale of Obsession, Murder, and the Movies Simon & Schuster, 2022.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Fischer, Paul. The Man Who Invented Motion Pictures: A True Tale of Obsession, Murder, and the Movies First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition., Simon & Schuster, 2022.

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