The Kinetoscope is a silent movie device found throughout Columbia that was created by Fink Manufacturing. Each one provides a unique, 30-second silent film accompanied by music. They are considered a collectable in BioShock Infinite, Clash in the Clouds and Burial at Sea - Episode 2. Kinetoscopes largely contain propaganda used by Columbia. Finding and using them all is required to unlock the "Sightseer" achievement/trophy.
Note: These videos aren't in the order that you discover them through the game.
A City in the Sky? Impossible!Edit
Behold the Miracle Child! A Prophecy is Fulfilled!Edit
Beware the False ShepherdEdit
A City Mourns...Edit
Columbia to Sterilize Dimwits and Defectives!Edit
Crime Comes to Shanty-TownEdit
Danger on All Sides!Edit
The Envy of All His PeersEdit
Father Comstock's Gift of ProphecyEdit
The Lamb is the Future of the CityEdit
A Look Back at Opening DayEdit
The Path of the Vox Populi...Edit
The Prophet Stands Up to Foes Within and Without!Edit
Solving the Irish Problem!Edit
Uncanny Mystery in ColumbiaEdit
Visit Battleship Bay!Edit
We Secede from the So-called "Union"Edit
Who Are the Vox Populi?Edit
These 5 videos are viewed in a Kinetoscope but are different from the rest.
The First LadyEdit
Write Your Own Love Story!Edit
Magical Melodies Sweep Columbia!Edit
Motion Capture ProcessEdit
Liz Begs for Booker EvolutionEdit
Behind the ScenesEdit
- The real life Kinetoscope, also called the Kinetograph, was devised by William Kennedy Laurie Dickson under the supervision of Thomas Edison and publicly released in 1894. Although Edison had the technology to synch sound to film, similar to how it's presented in the game, Edison decided against doing so with his kinetoscopes and film would remain silent until the late 1920s.
- Most of the music used to accompany these films were taken from the theater organ work of Sigmund Krumgold and Lew White. Theater organs were often used in movie palaces during the silent film era to follow the action on the screen. The pipes not only sounded like a typical church organ, but could imitate a full orchestra as well as provide sound effects.
- One Kinetoscope in The Columbian Archeological Society says "Magical Melodies, Sweet Columbia", but the title of the actual film is "Magical Melodies Sweep Columbia".
- The portions of the Kinetoscope movies that show a newspaper all have the same story in the bottom-right corner "Manager cut off by fire: Rescued".
- ↑ Beware the False Shepherd, The Death of Our Lady (1st half), A City Mourns..., Solving the Irish Problem! (1st half), Uncanny Mystery in Columbia, Fink Turns Half-Men into Handy-Men!
- ↑ A City in the Sky? Impossible!, Behold the Miracle Child! A Prophecy is Fulfilled!, Columbia to Sterilize Dimwits and Defectives!, Crime Comes to Shanty-Town, Danger on All Sides!, The Death of Our Lady (2nd half), Father Comstock's Gift of Prophecy, Fitzroy Spotted!, Gun-smith Set Free!, The Lamb is the Future of the City, A Look Back at Opening Day, Lutece's Brother Arrives in Columbia!, Mighty Songbird Patrols the Skies!, The Path of the Vox Populi..., The Prophet Stands Up to Foes Within and Without!, Solving the Irish Problem! (2nd half), We Secede from the So-called "Union", Who Are the Vox Populi?, Write Your Own Love Story!
- ↑ The Envy of All His Peers
- ↑ Visit Battleship Bay!, Who Needs the Power Company?
- ↑ Magical Melodies Sweep Columbia!
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|Consumables||Absinthe · Apple · Banana · Beer · Bourbon · Brandy · Bread · Cake · Can of Beans · Candy Bar · Cereal · Champagne · Cheese · Cigarettes · Coffee · Corn · Cotton Candy · Gift Boxes · Gin · Hot Dog · Jar of Pickles · Orange · Peanuts · Pear · Pineapple · Popcorn · Potato · Potato Chips · Ration · Sandwich · Sardines · Soda · Spinach · Tomato Soup · Unknown Booze · Vermouth · Watermelon · Whiskey · White Oats · Wine|
|Plot items||Voxophone · Kinetoscope · Telescope|