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Cordeliers' Square in Lyon (1895)

Place des Cordeliers à Lyon (original title)
A stationary camera looks across the boulevard at a diagonal toward one corner of Lyon's Cordeliers' Square. It's a long shot, with a great deal of depth of focus. We can see the sky and ... See full summary »

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A stationary camera looks across the boulevard at a diagonal toward one corner of Lyon's Cordeliers' Square. It's a long shot, with a great deal of depth of focus. We can see the sky and fronts of four buildings, each four or five stories tall. It's a busy thoroughfare, with pedestrians walking in front of the buildings and crossing the boulevard between horse-drawn vehicles. A double-decker bus passes in front of us, pulled by two horses. Various tradesmen pass on wagons. One van passes. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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28 December 1895 (France)  »

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Filmed or show in May 10, 1895. See more »

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Edited into The Lumière Brothers' First Films (1996) See more »

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Place des Cordeliers à Lyon
23 December 2016 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Place des Cordeliers à Lyon (1895)

This actuality film from the Lumiere Brothers basically has a camera set up on a street that is covered with snow. For less than a minute we see the various activities on the street including a passing carriage as well as several people walking around. Obviously a lot of people won't see the appeal of these types of actuality films but if you're a fan then you'll know what I'm talking about. Usually these films just capture a moment in time and that's exactly what we've got here. There's nothing special or ground-breaking but we just see what was going on for this brief moment in time.


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