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Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze (1894)

A man (Thomas Edison's assistant) takes a pinch of snuff and sneezes. This is one of the earliest Thomas Edison films and was the first motion picture to be copyrighted in the United States.

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Fred Ott
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Fred Ott ... Sneezing Man
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A man (Edison's assistant) takes a pinch of snuff and sneezes. This is one of the earliest Edison films and was the first motion picture to be copyrighted in the United States. Written by Eric Sorensen <Eric_Sorensen@fc.mcps.k12.md.us>

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Country:

USA

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Release Date:

9 January 1894 (USA) See more »

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Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze, January 7, 1894 See more »

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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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One contemporary account of this two-second film (which was viewed not on a screen but as a film loop in a single-person viewing device) says that it was accompanied by a phonograph recording of a sneeze. See more »

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All action, no plot.
13 December 2002 | by dutchqdSee all my reviews

All action, no plot. Still important in the terms of film history. It was the first film made by Thomas Edison on his motion picture camera. I can think of worse ways for kill 2 seconds.


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