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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Senses of Cinema

19th century

Ah-h-h! Where would we be without the movies—
a favorite pastime of enjoyment and relaxation?
Its presentation may have changed as technology has advanced,
but the emotions on and off the screen still remain the same.

Movies, the cinema, the silver screen
Exposed on film metaphysical tricks
Motion pictures and moving photoplays
Rendered reeling picture shows known as flicks

Viewers, no matter the era or their age
Befell gripping sights, sounds, even smells
What better means to idle away the time
Than captured under a magic spell

From slides in the magic-latern show
To successive motion in flip books
Quests out of touch with reality
Dangled from supernatural hooks

From the beginning of cinema
To the first appearance of sound
Optical toys and shadowbox shows
Played magical tricks all around

Quickly becoming popular in carnivals
The "peep show" made a dramatic stand
As the forerunner of motion picture films
The Kinetoscope primed movie land

Edison Kinetoscope Record of a Sneeze


Classic Movie Kisses

Don't Forget. . .