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The Art of Cinema: Like Bresson, Cocteau did not like the word "cinema," which he associated with theatre-derived practices; they both preferred the word "cinematographe."
Only specialists will care whether the benchmark date ought to be May 9, 1893, when members of the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences lined up to peep into Thomas Edison's kinetoscope and watch a twenty-second film of three men hammering on an anvil and sharing a bottle of beer; or December 28, 1895, when at the Grand CafÃ© in Paris the LumiÃ¨re brothers inaugurated a program featuring The Arrival of a Train at the La Ciotat Station and other movies made with their camera-projector-printer the cinematographe; or any of the other candidates.