Démolition d'un mur  (1896)

6.4 / 10

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 »

Country France

Genre Documentary, Short

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  • Country: France
  • Runtime: 1min

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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 pick. When the wall hits the ground, a cloud of white dust whirls up. Three workers continue the demolition of the wall with picks. Written by Maths Jesperson {maths.jesperson1@comhem.se}

Keywords: demolition, 1890s, 19th century

Genres: Documentary, Short

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Auguste Lumière Auguste Lumière
Louis Lumière Louis Lumière
Louis Lumière Louis Lumière
Louis Lumière Louis Lumière

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Ignore the Early Cinema title, for this compilation should simply be considered as cinema itself. It may only contain films made during the first 15 years of its development, but in encompassing documentaries, comedies, a Western, crime dramas and melodramas it also demonstrates a magnificent range. Indeed, whilst this may result in a less focussed look at film’s formative years than the likes of the BFI’s Silent Shakespeare compilation, their recent Electric Edwardians release (which offered a sample of Mitchell & Kenyon’s efforts) or The Good Old Naughty Days, it also affords the view...

Source: DVD Times

Author: Anthony Nield

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