Employees Leaving the Lumière Factory  (1895)

6.9 / 10

A man opens the big gates to the Lumière factory. Through the gateway and a smaller doorway beside it, workers are streaming out, turning either left or right. Most of them are women in ...See full summary »

Country France

Genre Documentary, Short

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  • Country: France
  • Runtime: 1min
  • 22 Mar 1895 (France)

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A man opens the big gates to the Lumière factory. Through the gateway and a smaller doorway beside it, workers are streaming out, turning either left or right. Most of them are women in long dresses and big hats, but some are men. Suddenly a man with a long apron rushes out through the crowd, followed by a big dog. At last some men on bikes leave the gateway. When all workers have left the factory, the doorkeeper starts closing the gates again. Written by Maths Jesperson {maths.jesperson1@comhem.se}

Keywords: factory, dog, horse carriage, bicycle

Genres: Documentary, Short

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I’d like to think that there’s a big vat of root beer at the earth’s core, that makes me happy!
It’s an all short film type of week this time out,
Thanatopsis (1962, Ed Emshwiller, United States Of America) ***
Death surrounds a man, but he can’t control death. He is forced to sit and watch as Ed Emshwiller plays with sound, editing, and visual effects. The beating heart and the drilling sound create a brooding tension to the film. The quick cuts and the focus on the passivity of the man whose mind we are inside of brings an immediacy to the film. The visual effects morph and twist and crea...

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Author: Bill Thompson

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Release Date: 22 Mar 1895 (France) See more

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