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Démolition d'un mur (1896)

Auguste Lumière directs four workers in the demolition of an old wall at the Lumière factory. One worker is pressing the wall inwards with a jackscrew, while another is pushing it with a ... See full summary »

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Auguste Lumière directs four workers in the demolition of an old wall at the Lumière factory. One worker is pressing the wall inwards with a jackscrew, while another is pushing it with a pick. When the wall hits the ground, a cloud of white dust whirls up. Three workers continue the demolition of the wall with picks. Written by Maths Jesperson {maths.jesperson1@comhem.se}

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July 1896 (Uruguay)  »

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This film is notable for the fact it is believed to be World's First film using reverse-motion. To make the effect that the wall was rebuilding itself the traveling Lumiere cameraman would reverse the reel and play the film backwards, to astound the audience. See more »

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

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Démolition d'un mur (1896)
22 December 2016 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Démolition d'un mur (1896)

This film from the Lumiere Brothers shows a couple men with picks as they try and breakdown a wall. There's also another man, I'm guessing the boss, standing over them and yelling. The wall eventually comes down and very close to hitting the boss as well. This actuality film is another very entertaining one from Lumiere and company. There's obviously nothing ground-breaking here but it's fun to watch simply because it captures a moment in time and gives you an idea of how people worked during this era. If you're a fan of these actuality movies then it's certainly worth watching.


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