visperascinematografoJust one month before the inaugural film session was held in Guadalajara, the columnist Miraul commented on this new technical marvel in La Crónica (it is the oldest reference to cinema that appeared in the local press) and thus, intentionally or not, prepared citizens for the event, although it is highly probable that some residents had already seen films in Madrid. As was the norm at the time, the journalist made the physiological phenomenon of retinal persistence reside in the cause of the perception of apparent movement, an idea that we now know is wrong. He also misspelled some surnames (Edisson, Marcey, Auschutz, instead of Edison, Marey and Anschütz) and named the Plateau phénakistiscope the phénakistiscope with which, of course, Edison had nothing to do. The announced sequel was never published.

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