Flashback: A Brief History of Film - Flashback: A Brief History of Film Chapters 1-4 Summary & Analysis

Louis Giannetti
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Flashback: A Brief History of Film by Louis Giannetti covers the history of film, focusing on the years between 1870 and 2005. it creates a timeline of inventions that pushed the movie industry forward. The book also highlights individuals who impacted the movie industry through their creativity and innovations.

Chapter One, entitled "Beginnings," covered the history of movies before movies were actually in film form. Way back in 1666, a diary entry told about images projected on a wall from a lantern and pictures in glass, creating "white magic." During the late 1800s, the governor of California hired Eadward Muybridge to photograph a horse in action to prove that all four feet left around when the horses and a full gallop. These photos intrigued Jean Louis Meissonier, a Parisian painter, who converted the photographs...

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