The Man Who Invented Motion Pictures: A True Tale of Obsession, Murder, and the Movies Paul Fischer

The Man Who Invented Motion Pictures: A True Tale of Obsession, Murder, and the Movies

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Book Title
The Man Who Invented Motion Pictures: A True Tale of Obsession, Murder, and the Movies
Author
Paul Fischer
ISBN
9781982114824
A page-turning history about the invention of the motion picture and the mysterious man behind it--detailing his life, work, disappearance, and legacy. 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.Binding Type: HardcoverAuthor: Paul FischerPublisher: Simon & SchusterPublished: 04/19/2022ISBN: 9781982114824Pages: 416Review Citations: Kirkus Reviews 02/15/2022Publishers Weekly 02/21/2022Library Journal 03/01/2022 pg. 146
A page-turning history about the invention of the motion picture and the mysterious man behind it--detailing his life, work, disappearance, and legacy.

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.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Paul Fischer
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Published: 04/19/2022
ISBN: 9781982114824
Pages: 416

Review Citations: Kirkus Reviews 02/15/2022
Publishers Weekly 02/21/2022
Library Journal 03/01/2022 pg. 146
A page-turning history about the invention of the motion picture and the mysterious man behind it--detailing his life, work, disappearance, and legacy.

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.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Paul Fischer
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Published: 04/19/2022
ISBN: 9781982114824
Pages: 416

Review Citations: Kirkus Reviews 02/15/2022
Publishers Weekly 02/21/2022
Library Journal 03/01/2022 pg. 146