“…France, the birthplace of film. “

http://www.economist.com/news/business/21722702-some-france-bristle-video-streaming-companys-disregard-cinemas-netflix-still-gets

And today I also came upon this:

France in the Nineteenth Century: A Time Line . . .

1895 Louis and Auguste Lumière capture the moving image on film

Bellos, David. The Novel of the Century: The Extraordinary Adventure of Les Misérables (Kindle Locations 4568, 4624-4625). Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Kindle Edition.

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