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How about an é?[edit]

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. -- 18:31, 1 February 2007 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the proposal was move to cinematograph. ProhibitOnions (T) 10:55, 9 September 2007 (UTC)

CinématographeCinematograph — Per WP:USEENGLISHReginmund 00:40, 1 September 2007 (UTC)


Feel free to state your position on the renaming proposal by beginning a new line in this section with *'''Support''' or *'''Oppose''', then sign your comment with ~~~~. Since polling is not a substitute for discussion, please explain your reasons, taking into account Wikipedia's naming conventions.
  • Support - as nom Reginmund 00:41, 1 September 2007 (UTC)
  • Support - Per nom, per WP:USEENGLISH, and use of the common name. --Tλε Rαnδom Eδιτor (tαlk) 20:12, 1 September 2007 (UTC)
  • Comment - a problem with this issue is that cinematographe may refer to either the type of device or a particular inventor's camera (which did not always project and thus doesn't fit the first definition). And there are cinematographe-type devices which were not called the cinematographe and thus have their own articles. The real problem here is what is the scope of the article, properly? Do we make an article to encompass all devices called cinematographe or do we make individual articles for the different cinematographe systems? Girolamo Savonarola 03:06, 2 September 2007 (UTC)


Any additional comments:
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

How does it work?[edit]

Would be nice if someone could expand the article by providing detail on how it works. -- œ 08:57, 3 April 2010 (UTC)