Back in the very earliest days of film, there wasn't a whole lot of thought given to artistic expression. In 1895, Auguste and Louis Lumière perfected what is generally thought of as the first projected motion picture that could be shown to large groups of people.1 The Lumière Brothers thrilled paying audiences with simple footage of workers strolling out of the Lumière Brothers’ factory. These early audiences were impressed by the simple novelty of watching moving photographs. Ironically, the Lumière Brothers, believing that the novelty of moving pictures would wear thin on audiences, abandoned further development of ...

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