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The First Film (PG) | Close-Up Film Review


In the late 1880s the movie industry was born and the race was on in Europe and America to be the first to produce a movie camera and the world’s first film.  When David Wilkinson was a schoolboy in his native Leeds, he was told that this honour belonged to one Louis LePrince, a French inventor, who had married a Leeds girl, Lizzie, and was living and working […]