Best Picture 1898

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1.
A Trip to the Moon (1898 Short Film)
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An astronomer falls asleep and has a strange dream involving a fairy queen and the Moon. (3 mins.)
 
2.
The Temptation of St. Anthony (1898 Short Film)
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The pious St. Anthony is tormented by visions of seductive women. (1 mins.)
 
3.
Damnation of Faust (1898 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
 
4.
Santa Claus (1898 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
"In this picture you see Santa Claus enter the room from the fireplace and proceed to trim the tree... (1 mins.)
Director: G.A. Smith
 
5.
Four Heads Are Better Than One (1898 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
One of the greatest of black art pictures. The conjurer appears before the audience, with his head in its proper place... (1 mins.)
 
6.
The Magician (1898 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
In this scene is shown a magician behind an ordinary table, upon which he suddenly and mysteriously causes to appear a large box... (1 mins.)
 
7.
Visite sous-marine du Maine (1898 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
The battleship Maine is blown up in Havana harbour during the Spanish-American War. (1 mins.)
 
8.
La vie et la passion de Jésus-Christ (1898 Short Film)
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(11 mins.)
Stars: Bretteau
 
9.
The Famous Box Trick (1898 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Opens with a magician compressing something white in his hands. It transforms into a living dove. which... (1 mins.)
 
10.
Execution of Joan of Arc (1898 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
(1 mins.)
Director: Georges Hatot
 
11.
A Favourite Nursery Scene (1898 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A girl tickles her two brothers, hides under the bed and causes a pillow fight. (2 mins.)
 
12.
Adventures of William Tell (1898 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
The scene opens in an artist's studio where the unfinished statue of William Tell stands upon a pedestal... (1 mins.)
 
13.
Panorama pris d'un train en marche (1898 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
With the cameraman atop a moving train car the viewer is given a one minute glimpse of a French urban area. (2 mins.)
 
14.
The Launch of H.M.S. Albion (1898 Documentary)
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(2 mins.)
Director: Robert W. Paul
 
15.
Agoust Family of Jugglers (1898 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
"A splendid picture showing this notable family of jugglers in their restaurant scene, in which they toss dishes and chairs about with marvelous dexterity." (1 mins.)
 
16.
Old Man Drinking a Glass of Beer (1898 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
An old man gets progressively livelier - and drunker - as he downs his bottle of beer. Finally, he cocks a snook - and doesn't bother to uncock it as he continues to drink. (1 mins.)
Stars: Tom Green
 
17.
Come Along, Do! (1898 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
A couple look at a statue while eating in an art gallery. (1 mins.)
Director: Robert W. Paul
 
18.
L'aveugle fin de siècle (1898 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
A cadger, pretending to be blind, turns round little finger constabulary, putting instead of itself nothing unsuspecting inhabitant. (1 mins.)
Director: Alice Guy
 
19.
Surprise d'une maison au petit jour (1898 Short Film)
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(1 mins.)
Director: Alice Guy
 
20.
Balaxanida neft fontani (1898 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
In the oil factory fire occurs near the village of Balakhani. (1 mins.)
Director: Aleksandr Mison
 
21.
Tommy Atkins in the Park (1898 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A soldier and a serving-girl are courting on a bench. A fat old lady sits on the bench, interrupting them.
Director: Robert W. Paul
 
22.
Turkish Dance, Ella Lola (1898 Short Film)
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(1 mins.)
Director: James H. White
Stars: Ella Lola
 
23.
Ella Lola, a la Trilby (1898 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
Dancer Ella Lola dances a routine based on the famous character of "Trilby".
Director: James H. White
Stars: Ella Lola
 
24.
A Street Arab (1898 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
"Shows one of New York's street gamins going through various acrobatic evolutions; he turns handsprings backward and forward... (1 mins.)
Director: William Heise
 
25.
The Burglar on the Roof (1898 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
There is a burglar on the rooftop of a Manhattan office building, and he is trying to break in. Two women spot him... (1 mins.)
 
26.
Shooting Captured Insurgents (1898 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
"A file of Spanish soldiers line up the Cubans against a blank wall and fire a volley. The flash of rifles and drifting smoke make a very striking picture." - from the Edison Catalog (1 mins.)
 
27.
Pack Train at Chilkoot Pass (1898 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
During the Alaska gold rush, one way to reach the Klondike was over the Chilkoot Pass. A stationary... (1 mins.)
 
28.
Sirdar's Reception at Guildhall (1898 Documentary)
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(2 mins.)
Director: Robert W. Paul
 
29.
Dostavenícko ve mlýnici (1898 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Josef Sváb-Malostranský unrolls a poster in front of a mill with the words Czech Cinematograph. All the actors in the film gather around him... (1 mins.)
 
30.
Výstavní párkar a lepic plakátù (1898 Short Film)
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(1 mins.)
 
31.
What Demoralized the Barber Shop (1898 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
The all-male barbershop is sent into an uproar when two women walk by the window displaying their legs.
Director: William Heise
 
32.
À bord du 'Formidable': Ramassage du linge (1898 Documentary)
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(1 mins.)
 
33.
Le scieur de bois mélomane (1898 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
A black and white short film capturing a train's arrival from the vantage point of the train. (1 mins.)
 
34.
Troop Ships for the Philippines (1898 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
The S.S. Australia departs from San Francisco Bay, carrying American soldiers to the Philippines. (1 mins.)
Director: James H. White
 
35.
Statue of Liberty (1898 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  
Director: James H. White
 
36.
Hockey Match on the Ice (1898 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
"The skaters dart to and fro, swinging their hockeys and trying to hit the disc toward the goal." (1 mins.)
Director: William Heise
 
37.
The Ball Game (1898 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
"The Reading's [Pennsylvania] pitcher has just let a Newark [New Jersey] batsman walk to first. Our camera is stationed about twenty feet from the bag...
Director: William Heise
 
38.
9th Infantry Boys' Morning Wash (1898 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  
"Imagine forty or fifty soldier boys each with a pail of water on the ground before him, sousing and spattering and scrubbing away for dear life...
 
39.
Roosevelt's Rough Riders (1898 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
"A charge full of cowboy enthusiasm by troop 'I,' the famous regiment, at Tampa, before its departure for the front."
 
40.
10th U.S. Infantry, 2nd Battalion Leaving Cars (1898 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.0/10 X  
"Hurrah here they come! Hot, dusty, grim and determined! Real soldiers, every inch of them! No gold lace and chalked belts and shoulder straps...
 
41.
U.S. Troops Landing at Daiquiri, Cuba (1898 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  
"The first U.S. Troops to land, June 22, 1898. Transports in the distance. Soldiers clamber up from boats onto the long railroad pier." - from the Edison Catalog (1 mins.)