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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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Charles Kayser ...
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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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9 May 1893 (USA)  »

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Blacksmith Scene #1  »

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Among the first group of motion pictures to be exhibited commercially in the world, when the Holland Bros.' Kinetoscope Parlor opened on Broadway in New York City on Saturday, April 14th, 1894, which was 29 years after U. S. President, Abraham Lincoln was assassinated on Friday, April 14th, 1865 at Ford's Theatre. See more »

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technological breakthrough
18 November 2001 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

All right, so it's short on plot. But just the fact of this Edison-studio produced film is enough to make it an award-winner. It doesn't have the same pathos as the Edison clip of men dancing used to such great effect in "The Celluloid Closet," but how can you not love a century-old example of "Miller Time"?


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