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The Missing Reel (1990)

| Crime, Drama, Mystery | 1990 (UK)
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Mona Bruce Mona Bruce ... Lizzie Le Prince
John Hart Dyke John Hart Dyke ... Augustin Le Prince
Steve Shill ... Adolphe Le Prince
Alison Skilbeck Alison Skilbeck ... Marie Le Prince
William Whymper William Whymper ... Albert Le Prince
Philip O'Brien ... Examiner
Vincent Marzello ... Mr. Page
Ron Berglas ... Mr. Edwards
George Malpas ... Old mason
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The Untold Story of the Lost Inventor of Moving Pictures
30 March 1999 | by David3-DSee all my reviews

This film, I believe made for television, is based on the book of the same title by the Author and Director, Christopher Rawlence. Both the book and the film give incredible history. In 1890 the French inventor Augustin Le Prince boarded a train for Paris to present to audiences there the world's first motion-picture camera and projector. Le Prince mysteriously disappeared, and this event changed the history of motion pictures -- with the credit going to Thomas Alva Edison. The film takes us on a quest to examine the history and mystery of Le Prince, using family memoirs, archival materials, and early film footage. In the end it views almost like a detective film -- all the more incredible because it is all based on true events. I only had the chance to see it once on Public Television, and wish it would be shown again. At least the book is available, and goes into even further detail than the film.


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1990 (UK) See more »

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