Celebrating the History of Motion Pictures from 1890 to 1960

When and Why did 35mm Film Become the Standard?

William Kennedy Laurie Dickson

Most commercial movies were, and some still are, shot using film that is 35 millimeters wide. When Thomas Edison and his team of inventors, headed by William Kennedy Laurie Dickson, finally introduced the Kinetoscope in April 1894, it used a film that was almost identical with the 35mm film used today – the same width … Read more

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