Auguste Lumière

Although it is his brother Louis Lumière who is generally acclaimed as the “father of the cinema”, Auguste Lumiere also made a major contribution towards the development of the medium, first by helping with the invention and construction of the cinematographe (the world’s first camera and projection mechanism), and second by appearing as a subject in many of the films shot by Louis (thus unwittingly becoming one of the first film “stars”:!). However, according to Louis, Auguste lost interest in the cinematographe as soon as construction had been completed, and thereafter showed no further interest in the film medium.

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