The next time you watch a movie, give credit where credit is due. No, it wasn't Thomas Edison who invented movie cameras, it was a now-forgotten fellow named Louis Le Prince. Only two years after he designed his groundbreaking camera and filmed the "Roundhay Garden Scene" (which can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAiYFEHI9o8), he disappeared, leaving others to grapple for position in the new medium.
In our episode, we chatted with author Paul Fischer about his book, "The Man Who Invented Motion Pictures: A True Tale of Obsession, Murder and the Movies." He describes how Le Prince invented his miracle camera, and how history forgot him. Fischer also explains what Le Prince might think of today's movies, and what moviemakers could learn from Le Prince. Fischer also describes how his career has led him to different kinds of writing, and what his next movie-centric book project is!
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