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Cordeliers' Square in Lyon (1895)

Place des Cordeliers à Lyon (original title)
A stationary camera looks across the boulevard at a diagonal toward one corner of Lyon's Cordeliers' Square. It's a long shot, with a great deal of depth of focus. We can see the sky and ... See full summary »

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Louis Lumière
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A stationary camera looks across the boulevard at a diagonal toward one corner of Lyon's Cordeliers' Square. It's a long shot, with a great deal of depth of focus. We can see the sky and fronts of four buildings, each four or five stories tall. It's a busy thoroughfare, with pedestrians walking in front of the buildings and crossing the boulevard between horse-drawn vehicles. A double-decker bus passes in front of us, pulled by two horses. Various tradesmen pass on wagons. One van passes. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Lumiere catalog no. 128. See more »

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Edited into The Lumière Brothers' First Films (1996) See more »

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A world long gone
22 November 2017 | by Tornado_SamSee all my reviews

This short film by the Lumiere Bros is notable for being one of the 10 films shown at their first film show in France, at the Salon Indien. What we see in these brief 35 seconds is a brief view of a street, the Cordelier's Square of the title. There are pedestrians, cabs and horses, and some very interesting looking architecture which can be glimpsed in the background. This is all you see which makes it one of the blander Lumiere features. Having said that you can't be bored because it's only over 30 seconds in length and is in fact a time machine into a world long gone. We wouldn't be able to witness these brief moments in time without the Lumiere Bros. So, like all the Lumiere films it's worth it's worth a watch because of this.


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28 December 1895 (France) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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