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This source talks about Thomas Edisons inventions along the lines of his movie creating technology. It mentions his numerous patents in electric lighting and in recording video and audio. It talks mainly about his artistic endeavors with his own inventions and how they were on the whole a failure. His early films lacked much purpose and were usually just random interesting things he wanted to tape. While his movies were very poor in quality and considered failures at the time, they can’t be completely disregarded. They were very important experiments that led to better films later.