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How about an é?
In my experience, cinématographe is always spelled with an "é". Shouldn't the article title and all references be changed to that? Or is there evidence that it's become an English word and thus does not need the accent? --Jeremy Butler 12:28, 18 April 2006 (UTC)
- And furthermore, the article consistently spells the topic "cinematograph", but the article's title has an "e" on the end. Either the article title should be changed or all other references should be changed. In my view, every reference should be altered to the French word, "cinématographe". --Jeremy Butler 11:33, 1 June 2006 (UTC)
At first, father Claude Antoine Lumière, photographer, came home one day with a short strip of film in his pocket to show it to his sons: "That´s what you should pursuit, it´s a runner in the cities." He got the sniplet of Dickson Kinetoscope film from Edison representatives in Paris.
Louis Lumière had a first prototype built by their chief mechanic at the Lyons works, Charles Moisson, in 1894. Paper film was used. Due to the sinusoïdal movement of the claws these paper strips were rapidly torn. Then came the famous "night of insomnia" of Louis. He claimed to have seen the solution to the problem, but what was really needed ? Exactly: People who deal with machines every day. So the Lumières moved to Jules Carpentier, a then well-known engineer in Paris. Carpentier introduced his "came", the cam which gives the transporting claws a short moment of vertical rest. Suddenly contact was established with the New York Celluloïd Company, and everything became working.
The term Cinématographe stems from Bouly´s fallen patent. The Lumières legally took it over. The rest is history. --126.96.36.199 18:31, 1 February 2007 (UTC)