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Blacksmith Scene (1895)

Les forgerons (original title)
Two blacksmiths work while the vapors rise in the air. Later, another man arrives and offers a drink.

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Louis Lumière
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Two blacksmiths are at work, facing the camera, a wall, window, and stacked boxes behind them. Both are mustachioed with dark hair. On our right, a smith in the dark clothes of a laborer continuously turns the handle of the bellows, keeping hot a small furnace in front of him. On our left, in white shirt and tie, the lead smith pounds a three-foot length of metal on an anvil and then plunges the shaft into a tub of water at his feet. He takes a metal rod and scrapes it across the shaft. Next, from our left, a man enters with refreshments. Work pauses. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Les Forgerons
21 September 2018 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Les Forgerons (1895)

This film is also known as BLACKSMITH SCENE and it clocks in at just under a minute. In that time we see a blacksmith doing his job and hammering out a piece of steel before placing it into some water. If you're expecting some sort of story then you're obviously not familiar with the movies from this era. There weren't any stories yet and instead filmmakers were basically just setting up their cameras to catch regular jobs and acts. This film here is okay for what it is as there's certainly nothing here that changed film history but at the same time it was entertaining just seeing someone work back in the day. I do wonder what this man would think about someone watching this footage a hundred and twenty-three years after it was shot?


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Release Date:

28 June 1896 (Finland) See more »

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The Blacksmiths See more »

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Lumière See more »
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1.33 : 1
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