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NMM have discovered the world's first color film footage

By Ningauble, published on Sep 17, 2012

Moving picture fans rejoice, today the National Media Museum in the UK made an astonishing announcement to the world.

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They have discovered inside a museum vault, hidden inside an old tin dating back to 1899, examples of the oldest color moving picture process known. Imagine, they were cached away for over a century. Needless to say this has re-written the history of early film.

Three years ago, in their archive, two rolls of film were discovered. They were created by inventor and photographer Edward Raymond Turner. Born in Somerset in 1873, he was schooled in London... (more)

Tags: movies, film, cinema, british film institute, coloring, edward raymond turner, moving pictures, national media museum, screen yorkshire, yorkshire film archive

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