#edison

By the time he died in 1931, Thomas Alva Edison was one of the most famous men in the world. The holder of more patents than any other inventor in history, Edison had achieved glory as the genius behind such revolutionary inventions as sound recording, motion pictures, and electric light. Edison's curiosity led him to its cutting edge. With just three months of formal schooling, he took on one seemingly impossible technical challenge after another, and through intuition, persistence, and a unique team approach to innovation, invariably solved it." Driven and intensely competitive, Edison was often neglectful in his private life and could be ruthless in business. Challenged by competition in the industry he'd founded, Edison launched an ugly propaganda campaign against his rivals, and used his credibility as an electrical expert to help ensure that high-voltage electrocution became a form of capital punishment. Edison explores the complex alchemy that accounts for the enduring celebrity of America's most famous inventor, offering new perspectives on the man and his milieu, and illuminating not only the true nature of invention, but its role in turn-of-the-century America's rush into the future.

8 months ago

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9 months ago

Joe Biden held a community meeting in Kenosha earlier today and dementia struck again. Or was it stupidity?

Not only the light bulb comment was interesting. A woman was asked to read scripted questions, but she refused.

9 months, 2 weeks ago

A 2012 History Channel Documentary narrated by Campbell Scott.

Episode 6: With an investment from Morgan, the Edison Electric Company is created and begins wiring homes in New York. A rival, Nikola Tesla, soon emerges with a different technology for electric light.

Edison is convinced his is better and goes to war with Tesla. As things escalate, Morgan begins to lose faith. Eventually, Tesla’s technology prevails and his theory of Alternating Current (AC) becomes the standard.
Morgan fires Edison and renames Edison Electric Company as General Electric (GE).

GE is still one of the biggest companies in the world today. Edison vows never to work with electricity again. He begins work on his motion picture camera.

Episode 7: https://www.bitchute.com/video/ppMpsosj6IHx/

10 months, 3 weeks ago

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2 years, 2 months ago

Be sure to check out our other films. New films posted every Monday and Friday!

Hello and welcome as we continue Silent September, today's film is the 1903 classic "The Great Train Robbery".

Now it's well known that Edison invented film, however they didn't really start doing narrative films until the turn of the 20th century. Most of their early films were shorts showing people doing things like kissing, sneezing, boxing and dancing. However by 1900 they had begun making more narrative films such as Jack and the Beanstalk (1902).

What truly made The Great Train Robbery stand out was it's use of composite editing. Films of that era were usually filmed and edited in a linear fashion, so at the time it was truly revolutionary to see a film that jumped between two different stories happening at the same time.

2 years, 9 months ago