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The Lumière Brothers and the French origins of cinema

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The Lumière brothers introduced the idea of projecting films for a mass audience.
The Lumière brothers introduced the idea of projecting films for a mass audience. Wikimedia Commons

Before Hollywood there was Louis and Auguste Lumière. An exhibit at the Grand Palais, Lumière ! Le cinéma inventé, looks back to the origins of film, which are here in France. The Lumière brothers invented a camera and projector 120 years ago, changing the course of moving picture history.

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