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Stuart Hilliker
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From: London
Registered: Dec 2006


 - posted April 09, 2019 05:16 PM      Profile for Stuart Hilliker   Email Stuart Hilliker   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I recently stumbled across a grave for someone we all owe a debt of gratitude to....
https://we.tl/t-i9aWFTb3Cu
Time to watch “The Magic Box” once again!

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Terry Sills
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From: Weymouth,Dorset,England
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 - posted April 10, 2019 12:52 AM      Profile for Terry Sills   Email Terry Sills   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Stuart
Your link redirects to a website for which you have to agree terms. Why don't you just name the person.

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Stuart Hilliker
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From: London
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 - posted April 10, 2019 01:04 AM      Profile for Stuart Hilliker   Email Stuart Hilliker   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi Terry.
It’s the grave of William Friese Greene. I lowered the resolution to the forum specifications and the text was illegible, so not worth posting. This was the best alternative.

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Terry Sills
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From: Weymouth,Dorset,England
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 - posted April 10, 2019 01:36 AM      Profile for Terry Sills   Email Terry Sills   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Wow - one of the earliest motion film pioneers. I would love to see some of the films he made.
Many famous and infamous names in Highgate cemetery [Eek!]

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Melvin England
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From: Hull, East Yorkshire, UK
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 - posted April 10, 2019 03:49 AM      Profile for Melvin England   Email Melvin England   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Terry - May I remind you, and everyone else, that there is a superb BBC / BFI dvd available,presented by Don Cruickshank, entitled "The Lost World of Friese-Green" which covers his historic Lands End to John O'Groats road trip in 1924 filming everything and everyone on his journey, and processing the film using an experimental colour process. As you can imagine, this is a "must" dvd for people of our ilk.

Also, in a similar vein, another BBC / BFI dvd "The Lost World of Mitchell & Kenyon" does something very similar, but earlier and uses black and white film. Two superb dvd's which both run a shade under 3 hours each.

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Maurice Leakey
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 - posted April 10, 2019 03:53 AM      Profile for Maurice Leakey   Email Maurice Leakey   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Born in Bristol 7 September 1855 as William Edward Green, married Swiss Victoria Mariana Helena Friese on 24 March 1874. He then added her name to his, and also added an "E" to the end of his name.

He was quite a successful photographer but spent everything he earned on his inventions, he went bankrupt three times, before dying in poverty.

He made a big mistake in sending his movie camera details to Thomas Edison who appropriated them and developed them as his own.

He did not make films as we know them, but his son Claude did continue with them and make some very early films in colour. These were the subject of "The Lost World Of Friese-Greene", available on a DVD from the British Film Institute.

Melvin is not correct. He is confusing the TV film which is about the work of Claude.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3f/The_Friese-Greene_grav e_in_Highgate_Cemetery.jpg

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Melvin England
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 - posted April 10, 2019 05:34 AM      Profile for Melvin England   Email Melvin England   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I stand corrected.

I didn't read the note on the back thoroughly enough. The dvd I was referring to was, in fact, Claude and not William. Still a highly recommended dvd to watch.

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