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The History of Cinema: 1904

 

 

 

 

 

     
   

Bolivia - Japan

     
     
    Bolivia
     
   

Retrato de Personajes Históricos y de Actualidad, the country’s first film, is released. [ADD]

     
     
     
    Denmark
     
    Constantin Philipsen
     
  17/9 - Constantin Philipsen opens the Cosmorama, the country’s first permanent cinema, in Copenhagen. [MORE]
     
     
     
    France 
     
  6/2 - Gaumont’s logo ‘Elge’ – Leon Gaumont’s initials – features a daisy for the first time in corporate newspaper l’industrial forain. [MORE]
     
  Feb - 

Pathé open a branch in Moscow. [MORE]

     
    Charles Pathe
     
  1/3 -

Charles Pathé builds a new studio at rue 52 Sergent-Bobillot, Montreuil. [ADD]

     
  24/3 - Lucien Bell, director of the Marey Institute at the Bois du Boulogne photographs the path of a bullet through various objects. [MORE]
     
  2/4 - Georges Mendel opens the Cinema-Grapho-Theatre in Paris. [ADD]
     
    Etienne-Jules Marey
     
  16/5 -

Etienne-Jules Marey, inventor of the Chronophotographe, dies. [ADD]

     
  31/7 -

The Pathe Brothers open the Bound Brook film studio in New Jersey, USA, and a sales outlet in New York for their photographic equipment.   The company now has 12,000 titles in its catalogue. [ADD]

     
     
    Germany
     
    Deutsche Mutoskop build new studios in the Berlin suburb of Lankwitz, and release Der Raubmord am Spandauer Schifffahrtskanal bei Berlin (Robbery & Murder on the Spandau Ship Canal Near Berlin). [ADD]
     
 
     
    Great Britain
     
    Eadweard Muybridge
     
  8/5 - Eadweard Muybridge, a pioneer of the study of animal locomotion which resulted in the birth of cinema, dies. [MORE]
     
    H. D. Taylor patents his invention of coated lenses. [MORE]
     
 

H. V. Lawley and Percy Stow found the Clarendon Film Company with a studio at Limes Road, Croydon. [MORE]

     
     
     
    India
     
   

Manek Sethna founds the Touring Cinema Co. in Bombay. [ADD]

     
     
     
   

Iran

     
   

Mirza Ebrahim Khan Sahaf Bashi gives the first public film screening in the back of his antique shop on Cheragh Gaz Avenue in Tehran. [MORE]

     
     
     
    Italy
     
    Filoteo Alberini
     
  20/1 - Filoteo Alberini opens the Cinema Moderno, Italy’s first purpose-built cinema. [MORE]
     
     
     
    Japan
     
    Yoshizawa Shoten and Yokota Shokai send camera teams to the front to film the events of the Russo-Japanese War. [ADD]
     
     
     
     
     
    Other Films of Note
     
     
    France
     
   

L’Attaque d’une diligence (Gaumont)

     
   

Metamorphosis d’un papillon (Pathe) [ADD]

     
   

Les Petits coupeurs de bois vert (Gaumont) [ADD]

     
   

La Bonne purge (Pathe) [ADD]

     
   

Christophe Colombe (Pathe) [ADD]

     
   

Indiens et Cowboys (Georges Melies) [ADD]

     
   

Le Merveilleux Eventail vivant (Georges Melies) [ADD]

     
   

Le Voyage a travers l’impossible (Georges Melies) [ADD]

     
     
   

Great Britain

     
   

Attack on a Japanese Convoy (Frank Mottershaw)

     
   

Attack on a Russian Outpost (Gaumont) [ADD]

     
   

Jap versus Russian (R. W. Paul) [ADD]

     
   

The Sign of the Cross (William Haggar)

     
     
    Holland
     
    Muis Hamel bij den Coiffeur (Albert Mullins & Willy Mullins)
     
     
     
    Norway - USA
     
     
     

 

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