Moving pictures are one of the main things that define the coming of the modern age, but the name of the first person to project a moving image is seldom heard. In The Man Who Stopped Time: The Illuminating Story of Eadweard Muybridge, Brian Clegg looks at the life of this man, and at why he is less well known than he should be. |
Muybridge quickly progressed in his photographic career, but when his wife had a baby, he discovered that he wasn't the father - it was in fact a charmer called Harry Larkyns. Muybridge sought out Larkyns and shot him dead - which should have meant the death penalty for Muybridge, but somehow the jury took his side and he was freed.