Demolition of a Wall is a French film directed by Louis Lumière , released in 1896 1 .
The film shows a group of workers demolishing a wall that in the end collapses.
- The character of the “foreman” is none other than August Light.
- This “animated view”, as well as the Lumière call their films, inspired others to Louis to prolong the success of the discovery he made during a projection, rewinding the film without turning off the lantern. The wall is recovering in a miraculous thrust. The reverse has just been invented and will amaze many spectators. Louis Lumière turns several subjects especially to show them in reverse, like a diver jumping from his diving board and coming back like a bird perching on board 2 .
- Title: Demolition of a wall
- Director: Louis Lumière
- Production: Société Lumière
- Photography: Louis Lumière
- Duration: 45 seconds
- Format: 35 mm double play round perforations Light by photogram, black and white, ratio: 1.33: 1
- Country: France
- Release date :
- France : 1895 (reissued on)
- Foreman: Auguste Lumière
Notes and references
- ↑ (led by) Michelle Aubert and Jean-Claude Seguin, “The film production of the Lumière brothers,” Bifi-editions, movie Memoirs, Paris, 1996 ( ISBN 2-9509048-1-5 )
- ↑ Marie-France Briselance and Jean-Claude Morin , film grammar , Paris, New World ,, 588 p. ( ISBN 978-2-84736-458-3 ) , p. 41