Tag Archives: Bioscope

Safety Last in Cinemas

Snippets 207. The following quote, concerning the safety of children in cinemas, is taken from the 25th February 1909 edition of The Bioscope: In the meantime there is the question of the Children Act, 1908, which those concerned in entertainment … Continue reading

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Living Too Rapidly

Snippets 205. Comments about the pace of life are ubiquitous in the media nowadays, but this is far from being a modern concern, and a generation “living too rapidly” was already a worry over a century ago. The following quote is … Continue reading

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Technology in Schools?

Snippets 203.  How much technology should be used in schools?  Is it ok for children to be using ipads, or accessing the internet, while at school?  That’s a modern debate, but the worries behind it might not be so modern … Continue reading

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The Early Cinema Queuing Nuisance

Snippets 193.  Looking at old newspaper articles, one thing that is often quite striking is how much resistance can be found to an idea that we now consider commonplace, but was unusual at the time.  One such example comes from … Continue reading

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Caesar’s Short Skirt

Snippets 189. An early name for a film camera was a “bioscope”, and the name was chosen for a film journal during the silent era of film, published in London. It ran from 1908 to 1932. The Bioscope was aimed at … Continue reading

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The Abolition of Clapping

Snippets 180. An early name for a film camera was a “bioscope”, and the name was chosen for a film journal during the silent era of film, published in London. It ran from 1908 to 1932. On the title page of … Continue reading

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