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Thomas_Edison

Initially, it was believed that Thomas Edison invented the motion picture camera, but it has since been proven that [[William Kennedy Laurie Dickson]] actually invented it at the Edison laboratories.  However, his influence on the history of film stretches far beyond that of instigator.  He became a powerhouse of film production and must be given credit for establishing a standard that allowed film to emerge as a mass media and not just a vaudeville novelty.
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I have read that, similarly, the credit traditionally given to Thomas Edison for the invention of the [[Light Bulb]] is misplaced.  I am not competent to assess this claim.

He did invent the filament for the light bulb...I know that.