The first moving shot, created by a stationary camera on a gondola in Panorama du Grand Canal vu d'un Bateau, was filmed by Alexandre Promio for Louis Lumiere. Filming Locations: Venice, Veneto, Italy. Release Date: 1896 (France).
Auguste Lumière directs four workers in the demolition of an old wall at the Lumière factory. One worker is pressing the wall inwards with a jackscrew, while another is pushing it with a ... See full summary »
No.18 in the Lumière catalogue really stands out. Most of their films were long shots of people in everyday situations, usually in a diagonal composition. So these poor fish did not have ... See full summary »
This Lumiere Brothers film clocks in less than a minute and shows a group of horses pulling some boxes. Yep, that's the only thing you get to see during the short running time but if you're a fan of these actuality pictures then I'm going to guess that you will enjoy this one. There's nothing ground-breaking that happens and it's easy to see that this film didn't change movie history but at the same time it's interesting being able to see a job being done and how it was done during this era. If you're a fan of these actuality movies then you know what to expect and I'm sure you'll be entertained.
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