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 actuality film from the Lumiere Brothers has the camera sitting on a busy street. In the far background we see some large buildings but the main focus are on the people walking the street and towards the camera. This here is pretty much what you'd expect from an actuality movie. The highlight of the film is the moment where a kid is walking towards the camera and basically stops in front of it. It seems clear he's wondering what's going on and this is how the movie ends (we only see the top part of his hat towards the end). If you're a fan of this type of film then you'll certainly enjoy what's on display here. Again, there's nothing ground-breaking but this is certainly entertaining enough and especially at under a minute.
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