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Lumiere Brothers First Films, The

Lumiere, Auguste; Lumiere, Louis. France. 1895 - 1900.

Title:
Lumiere Brothers First Films, The
Director:
Lumiere, Auguste; Lumiere, Louis
Production Co:
La Société Lumière, L’Institut Lumière
Country:
France
Year:
1895 - 1900
Publisher:
Kino Video, 1998
Description:
1 videodisc of 1.   DVD - Region 1.   viewing copy.
Compilation.   62 minutes.   b/w, tinted b/w.   sound.   fullscreen
Language:
English
Genre:
Early Cinema; Documentary
Notes:
Contains 85 actualities filmed between 1895 and 1900 digitally mastered from 35mm prints. A sampling of Lumiere films presented grouped by theme. Includes narration in either French or English with biographical and historical information. English translation by Bertrand Tavernier (director). Musical score is also provided. All films ~1 min long, and all by Lumiére Co. except where noted. Includes: In "Lumière: The First Films": LEAVING THE FACTORY (ONE HORSE); LEAVING THE FACTORY (TWO HORSES); LEAVING THE FACTORY (NO HORSES); NEUVILLE-SUR-SAÔNE: DEBARKING AT THE CONGRESS OF PHOTOGRAPHERS IN LYON; A BABY'S MEAL; A SPRINKLER SPRINKLED; CARD GAME; ARRIVAL OF A TRAIN AT LA CIOTAT; DEMOLITION OF A WALL (FORWARD); DEMOLITION OF A WALL (REVERSE). In "Lyon, Birthplace of the Cinematographie": PLACE DU PONT; PLACE DES CORDELIERS; ARRIVAL BY TRAIN IN PERRACHE; GAME OF BALLS; QUAY DE L'ARCHEVÊCHÉ. In "Childhood": BABY'S FIRST STEPS; THE LITTLE GIRL AND HER CAT; THE BABIES' SNACK; PROCESSION OF BABY CARRIAGES AT THE PARIS NURSERY; PILLOW FIGHT (NO. 2); CHILDREN PLAYING MARBLES. In "France at Play": BICYCLIST; FESTIVAL OF PARIS, 1899: PARADE OF FLOWERED CARS; UNIVERSAL EXHIBITION, 1900: VIEW OF A MOVING SIDEWALK; WATER TOBOGGAN; ACROBATIC HORSEMEN; BLANKET TOSS; GAME OF BALLS; SOCCER; THE SACK RACE; BOAT LEAVING THE PORT; ALPINE HUNTERS: BOXING LESSON; THE KREMOS: SOMERSAULTS; THE KREMOS: PYRAMID. In "France at Work": FACTORY AT LA CIOTAT; PAVING MACHINE AT THE JONAGE CANAL; HARVESTERS; COLLECTING THE SHIP'S LAUNDRY; CARMAUX: COOLING THE COKE; WASHERWOMAN ON THE RIVER; MONT BLANC, THE ALPS; HITCHED TO A TRUCK (THE STONECARVER'S TEAM). In "The World Nearby": PARIS: CHAMPS-ELYSÉES; VENICE: VIEW OF THE GRAND CANAL FROM A BOAT; LONDON: ARRIVAL OF THE CINÉMATOGRAPHE; DUBLIN: FIRE ENGINE; BELFAST: PRACTICE RESCUE ("THE BIG LADDER"); BERLIN: PANOPTIKUM THEATRE - FRIEDRICHSTRASSE; SPAIN: FLAMENCO DANCE; SPAIN: ENCAMPMENT DANCE; NEW YORK: ARRIVAL OF A TRAIN AT BATTERY PLACE; BROOKLYN: FULTON STREET; NEW YORK: WHITEHALL STREET; CHICAGO: PARADE OF POLICEMEN; MEXICO: BATHING THE HORSES; RUSSIA: MOSCOW, TVERSKAÏA STREET; JERUSALEM: PORT OF JAFFA, EAST COAST; EGYPT: THE PYRAMIDS; ALGERIA: THE MEUZZIN'S PRAYER; CONSTANTINOPLE: TURKISH ARTILLERY; CONSTANTINOPLE: VIEW OF THE COME D'OR; INDOCHINA: LOADING A COW ON A SHIP; OPIUM DEN; INDOCHINA: CHILDREN GATHERING RICE SCATTERED BY WESTERN WOMEN; JAPAN: JAPANESE SWORDFIGHTING; AFRICAN KNIFE DANCE. In "Gags and Comedies": FOOTIT AND CHOCOLATE: TIPPING CHAIR; MECHANICAL BUTCHER SHOP; GROTESQUE ROLLERSKATER; MATTRESS-MAKERS' QUARREL; THE NANNY AND THE SOLDIER; MUSIC-LOVING SAWYER; AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT; THE LOVER IN THE BAG. In "The Lumière Path": VIEW FROM A WHALING BOAT; SNOWBALL FIGHT; OIL WELLS OF BAKOU: CLOSE VIEW; LAUNCHING OF A SHIP; INDOCHINA: NAMO VILLAGE, PANORAMA TAKEN FROM A RICKSHAW. In "See You Soon, Lumière": SERPENTINE DANCE; THE HAPPY SKELETON; BILLBOARD POSTERS; WRITING BACKWARDS; THE CINEASTES' EXIT, 1995 (Institut Lumière, 1995).
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