Kinetoscope

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Kinetoscope

 

a device used to view a rapid succession of still photographs, creating the impression of movement in the photographed objects.

The first model of the Kinetoscope was proposed by the American inventor T. Edison in 1891 and was demonstrated in April 1894 in New York. The Kinetoscope was one of the fore-runners of cinematography.

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Most of the circuit booked Biograph films until July of 1905, when the circuit switched to the Kinetograph, a film exchange with financial ties to Thomas Edison.
and Antonia Dickson's amusingly florid 1895 History of the Kinetograph, Kinetoscope and Kinetophonograph, the first history of the cinema, I was reminded that, contrary to popular belief, the earliest experiments in film integrated image and sound.
The visual acuity of the kinetograph that Marcel has craved thus gives way to a form of perceptual failure in the execution of the kiss itself, and the would-be scientific spirit lapses into a numbing sexual naivety.