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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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USA

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Release Date:

9 January 1894 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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You thought Star Wars was cool? Wait till ya...
11 June 2000 | by winstonsmith_84See all my reviews

Thomas Edison's "Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze" is truly the "Star Wars" of the 1800s... This ground-breaking masterpiece literally blew me away. I stared in awe at the sneeze, for the visual effects were just magnificent... with moving images and all. Story wise, this is also quite a masterpiece. Who could have thought of anything more brilliant than a sneeze! Anyhow, this movie was meant to be watched over and over again, and trust me, you'll never grow tired of this one. A true collector's item!


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