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Blacksmith Scene (1893)

 -  Short  -  9 May 1893 (USA)
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Three men hammer on an anvil and pass a bottle of beer around.

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A stationary camera looks at a large anvil with a blacksmith behind it and one on either side. The smith in the middle draws a heated metal rod from the fire, places it on the anvil, and all three begin a rhythmic hammering. After several blows, the metal goes back in the fire. One smith pulls out a bottle of beer, and they each take a swig. Then, out comes the glowing metal and the hammering resumes. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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The first film that the Edison company made for commercial distribution; hence its place on the National Film Registry as the starting point in the American motion picture industry. See more »

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Best commercial American film ever!
15 October 2002 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Of course, it's easy to be the best, when you're the only one, and this picture, as the first film released commercially by the Edison company -- there are a couple of test films that date from 1891 -- qualifies. Considering the standards of the time, it's also pretty good, demonstrating motion and composition in a decent fashion.


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