The Deutsches Filmmuseum opened late in 1984. On 16 January 1985, UK Channel 4’s ‘Visions’ monthly magazine programme about cinema celebrated in distinctive style. Keith Griffiths’ entertaining item, modelled on a magic lantern lecture about the eye, outlines the history of pre-cinematic devices with many hands-on demonstrations and present-day bricolage reconstructions of devices. Includes examples of Reynaud’s Theatre Optique, Kinetoscope, Thaumatrope, Zoetrope and a Lumiere Cinematographe used as a projector An imaginative 10 minute tour of the newly opened hands-on Frankfurt Filmmuseum. The narrator is a bored doctor outlining the nineteenth century theories of sight which underlie many of these experimental means of animating images.