The Place des Cordeliers in Lyon is a French filmdirected by Louis Lumière , released in 1895 . This “animated photographic view”, as well as Louis Lumiere’s impressed film reels, is one of the 10 films shown at the Salon du Grand Café from.
Part of apart is one of the first films made by Louis Lumière, released in 1896 .
Sitting at a garden table, two men (the conjurer Félicien Trewey , friend of the Lumière brothers) before a third man, are a part of spread , a deck of cards (32 cards) fashionable in the xix th century. A server eyeing the game, voluble and enthusiastic. He applauds the winner who, against all odds, is not the professional card handler. The three men clink to their friendship. Continue reading →
Monkeyshines, No. 1 (followed by Monkeyshines, No. 2 and Monkeyshines, No. 3 ) is an American film essay, made by William KL Dickson and William Heise for Thomas Edison’s labs, in1889 or 1890 .
These tests are recorded from the horizontal cylinder Kinetic , an archaic version of the first film camera . It is an adaptation of the cylinder phonograph invented Thomas Edison. On a glass cylinder, rotating on its axis, a type of recorder chronophotography : objective and movable disk obturator takes frames following each other in the manner of the groove of the gramophone spiral on a supine photosensitive emulsion on the cylinder. After the shooting, the negative on its glass support is immersed in the development products (developer and fixer). A drawcontact- type pull is done, which gives a positive photographic sheet. This one is cut and assembled in a long ribbon where appear the various positions of the target personage. This tape can be examined frame by frame but can not be seen in motion or projected (opaque and fragile paper, and lack of the appropriate machine). The results are disappointing for the Edison team. The invention of the flexible, transparent and resistant film will make it possible to direct the research towards another process, and to succeed to record the first film of the cinema: Dickson Greeting , where one can contemplate the character and his precise gestures. Continue reading →
The Sea (Swimming at Sea) is a French filmdirected by Louis Lumière , released in 1895 .
This “animated photographic view”, as well as Louis Lumière named his windings of impressed film, is one of the 10 films shown at the Indian Salon of the Grand Café from December 28, 1895. Continue reading →
The Manor of the Devil is a short French fantasy film, written and directed in 1896 by Georges Méliès .
The scene is in a castle. A giant bat arrives and turns into Mephistopheles. This one shows a big cauldron and a hunchback monster. From this cauldron, he brings up a woman and all kinds of demonic creatures. Then Mephistopheles intends to come and make everything disappear, including him. Two men (probably explorers) arrive in the room and begin to talk. The hunchbacked monster appears, holding a fork. He is invisible to them and plays tricks on them. One of the men gets scared and runs away. The other tries to sit, but his seat moves to the other side of the room. He tries again, and again, in vain, and this time, a skeleton appears on the seat. The man strikes him with his sword, the skeleton turns into a bat. He grabs himself but she becomes … Continue reading →
Magnifier Grandma ( Grandma’s Reading Glass ), also entitled The Granny reading glasses , is a British film directed by George Albert Smith in 1900 .
In this film, George Albert Smith uses for the first time in the cinema the technical division in several planes to describe the same action, including a succession of close-ups , which are, another important discovery, the first subjective shots of the history of cinema .
George Albert Smith is part of the Brighton School, which forms the basis of much of the language of film. Continue reading →
Let me dream again ( Let Me Dream Again ) is a British film directed by George Albert Smith , released in 1900 .
Dream disenchanted: An old man is having a good time sitting next to a younger woman. Then the image becomes blurred and the old man wakes up next to his old woman who smudges under the caresses of her husband, addressed to the woman of his dream. The disappointed husband and the scandalized woman turn their backs to sleep again. Continue reading →
The Kiss ( Le Baiser ) is an American film directed by William Heise , released in 1896 .
It is considered the first representation of a kiss in the cinema. The scandal was enormous, the censored film and the leagues of virtue took advantage, on the other side of the Atlantic, to impose a first draft of a moral code for filmmakers and producers 1 . The Union of Christian Women for Temperance launched a national campaign against the kiss on the mouth, deeming it degrading and unhygienic 2 . Continue reading →
L’Homme orchester is a French filmdirected by Georges Méliès , released in 1900 .
By sitting down on chairs, a skilful man multiplies to form an orchestra, which plays. Then he reintegrates each of his doubles, makes the chairs disappear and then disappears himself. Continue reading →