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The Photographical Congress Arrives in Lyon (1895)
"Neuville-sur-Saône: Débarquement du congrès des photographes à Lyon" (original title)

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Another milestone in film history - this may well have been the very first film to have been developed and shown to its subjects (the members of the Congress of Photographic Societies) on ... See full summary »

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Another milestone in film history - this may well have been the very first film to have been developed and shown to its subjects (the members of the Congress of Photographic Societies) on the same day that they were filmed Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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28 May 2009 | by (www.moviemoviesite.com) – See all my reviews

This is quite unique in the history of cinema, not only because it is one of the first films ever made, but because the people who appear on it are also the members of the first audience to see it projected onto a screen. The people filmed disembarking from a boat are photographers arriving for a congress on photography at which the Lumiere's demonstrated their invention - and how better to amaze your peers than to show them their own moving image smiling, waving or studiously ignoring the curious contraption greeting them on the dock. It's quite an interesting film - better than the more famous sortie de l'usine because the workers leaving the factory in that film were aware that they were to be filmed and were instructed not to stare at the camera (although a few obviously couldn't resist...)


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