- Ray Birdwhistell, “Kinesics and Context: Essays on Body Motion Communication”, 1970 was topic of an earlier blog post.
Louis Daguerre, “Historique du Daguerreotype”, 1839 the first “Camera” book is listed in Harrison Horblit, “100 Books Famous in Science”, 1964 ; and, was the topic of an earlier blog post.
Here I present: Thomas Edison, “Kinetographic Camera”, #589,168 US Patent, 31 August 1897 which was the foundational invention of motion pictures. This Thomas Edison patent filed in 1891 was the invention of “35mm cinema”.
Celluloid 35mm film adaptation of the genres of literature became possible with this invention. Literature, as an art form, has six (6) genres:
- 0. Cinema,
Five (5) of these genres originated in Oral Prehistory; and, only Cinema originated (technologically) in modern times as a Literary genre.
- Theater and Cinema are often adaptions of fiction, novels.
The novel is a Fiction genre, that came existence in the Age of Printing. Thomas Edison’s invention here is for “literature picturing”. It can be thus equated, that “paper” and “celluloid” are equal “writing” media. A “screenwriter” uses celluloid; and, a “novelist” uses paper. A “dramatist” uses stage as literary-viewing; and, a “screenwriter” uses screen as literary-viewing. Again, “printing” and “celluloid film” are mediums in the literary art of writing.
Here I presented: Thomas Edison, “Kinetographic Camera”, #589,168 US Patent, 31 August 1897 which was the foundational invention of motion pictures. The schematic diagram BELOW shows how the invention works.
Thomas Edison, “Electric Lamp”, #223,898 US Patent, 27 January 1880 was an earlier Edison invention, and is shown BELOW.
- The literary communication of “celluloid” film ranks in history with the invention of “paper” printing as art forms.
- The film-adaptation of writing, first published as printed-book, is a sign of successful writing.
- Ray Birdwhistell, “Kinesics and Context: Essays on Body Motion Communication”, 1970 was the topic of an earlier blog post.