"Edison: The Wizard of Light" is a fictional account of how Thomas Edison takes under his wing an orphan named Jack who becomes his assistant at his Invention Factory. Jack grows up to become a user of one of Edison's inventions - the movie camera, i.e., Jack becomes a filmmaker and moves out of the Invention Factory.Written by
Sundar Narayan <email@example.com>
It's time for a fact-based film about the myth of Thomas Edison
Thomas Edison DID NOT invent the light bulb. Thomas Edison DID NOT invent the movie camera. In fact, Edison himself invented very little during his lifetime, took credit for the ideas and inventions of others and most of his patents were little more than improvements on already existing products.
This movie is one of many in a long line of twaddle that further cements the idea that Thomas Edison was a great inventor. He was not. Watch this movie and all other that purport to be about Thomas Edison with a grain of salt.
And if you are a young filmmaker looking for a great idea for a movie, consider the real life story of the invention of the movie camera. It was created by William Dickson, an Edison employee. Edison had absolutely no concept of how the movie industry would take off.
Now that's a movie!
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