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Voltige is a French filmdirected by Louis Lumière , released in 1895 .

This “animated view”, as well as the Lumière brothers name their bobineaux, is one of the 10 films shown at the Salon Salon du Grand Café from. This film is in the tradition of the comic trooper . Continue reading

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A man of heads

A man of heads is a film directed by Georges Méliès , released in 1898 .

Argument

A man removes three times in a row his own head which then reappears on his shoulders. Deposited on tables, the heads cut party. Continue reading

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The Temptation of St. Anthony (movie, 1898)

The Temptation of St. Anthony is a film directed by Georges Méliès , released in 1898 .

Argument

A woman, then two, then three, try to tempt Saint Anthony , until appearing under the features of Christ. Continue reading

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The exit of the Lumière factory in Lyon

The Exit of the Lumière factory in Lyon is a French film directed by Louis Lumière , released in 1895 , which exists in at least three recognized versions, and is one of the 10 films shown at the Salon du Grand Café from.

This book, described not without humor by the film historian Georges Sadoul, as “almost a publicity tape ” 1 has long been considered – and still is – by film historians as having been the first film . Also, the commemoration of the Centenary of the Cinema was organized in France in March 1995 . This dating can be found as much in the Larousse Encyclopedia as in the writings of Michel Faucheux 2 , or in the monumental work of the American historian Charles Musser 3 . But other historians give priority to the year 1891, date of the appearance of the first films produced by Thomas Edison , made by his electrical engineer William Kennedy Laurie Dickson . Georges Sadoul notes that “Dickson’s tapes are, strictly speaking, the first films” 4 , and Laurent Mannoni, chief curator of the Cinémathèque française , states that “between 1891 and 1895, Edison made some sixty- ten films » 5 , while Marie-France Briselance and Jean-Claude Morin do not hesitate to describe the primacy of La Sortie as a chauvinistic lie in most of the film’s stories and recall that the heart of cinema and any audiovisual work is what Edison first named a movie . These authors nonetheless highlight the historical importance of this Exit from the Lumière factory and the fundamental aesthetic contribution of Louis Lumière in the process of creating “animated photographic views” , the word that the Lumière brothers use to designate their impressed reels 6 . Continue reading

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Scenes of the Klondike Gold Rush

Gold Rush Scenes in the Klondike is an American film directed by Thomas Crahan & Robert K. Bonine , released in 1899 .

This film innovates in the usual course of a “documentary” film (this documentary appellation only appears from 1915) by putting several plans end to end . Continue reading

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Jump to the cover

The Jump to the Cover is a French filmdirected by Louis Lumière , released in 1895 .

This “animated photographic view”, as well as the Lumière brothers named their impressed bobineaux, is one of the 10 films shown at the Salon Salon du Grand Caféfrom. This film is in the tradition of the comic trooper . Continue reading

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Sandow (movie, 1894)

Sandow , also known as The Souvenir Strip of the Edison Kinetoscope and also Sandow, the modern Hercules is an American film directed by William Kennedy Laurie Dickson, released in 1894 .

Synopsis

Eugen Sandow , whose real name is Friedrich Wilhelm Mueller, only wearing a little underpants (a daring outfit at that time) is showing off and stretching his muscles, face, profile, back. Continue reading

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Dream of a fondue fondue

Dream of a fondue fondue ( Dream of a Rarebit Fiend ) is an American film directed by Edwin S. Porter and Wallace McCutcheon , released in 1906 1 .

This is the film adaptation and within seven minutes of the comics of Winsor McCay . The film’s advertisement featured ” special effects never before seen or attempted” 2 .

In 2015, the Library of Congress (Library of Congress) of Washington has selected this film to benefit from a complete restoration, because “of its cultural, historical and aesthetic. » 3 Continue reading

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The baby meal

The Baby Meal is a French filmdirected by Louis Lumière , released in 1895 .

This “animated photographic view”, as well as the Lumière brothers named their impressed bobineaux, is one of the 10 films shown at the Salon Salon du Grand Caféfrom. Continue reading

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Princess Ali (movie, 1895)

Princess Ali ( Princess Ali ), sometimes named Princess Ali of Cairo , is an American film directed by William Kennedy Laurie Dickson , released in 1895 .

Synopsis or Argument

On the shelf of the first film studio , built by Thomas Edison in Orange, in New Jersey , Laurie Dickson, the first director of movies , records with Kinetograph a short performance of ” belly dancer ” Princess Ali, Member of the troupe of Barnum & Bailey Circus , accompanied by a bendir drummer and a Zorna blower in traditional Berberclothes (Amazigh). Continue reading

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