Sunday, June 1, 2014

Historical Movie Review: Thomas Edison and the Electric Light

This is an animated movie from Nest Entertainment and Rich Studios.  It tells the story of Mr. Edison, and the discovery of the light bulb.  It includes some famous Edison quotes, "I have not failed.  I have just 10,000 ways that won't work."  and when asked are you a genius.  "Invention is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine per cent perspiration.  What you may say sir is I am a genius of perspiration."
This shows the struggle to invent the light bulb, and creating an environment where it will work, and then a filament that will burn and not burn up.  They try any number of different things, including horse hair.  It is finally ordinary thread that works for a filament.
This is an enjoyable history, although dramatized.

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