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Les chutes (1897)

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A stationary camera looks west across Niagara Falls from the United States' side (the Niagara River rushes toward the falls from right to left). Virtually overlooking the falls and ... See full summary »
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A stationary camera looks west across Niagara Falls from the United States' side (the Niagara River rushes toward the falls from right to left). Virtually overlooking the falls and surrounded by the swift current not far from the camera is a small island where six or eight tourists watch the water, talk, and move about. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Les chutes
26 December 2016 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Les chutes (1896)

Apparently this here was the first film shot in Canada. Niagara Falls is the location and the camera is placed on a platform where we get a terrific view of the water going over the falls. Obviously there wasn't anything ground-breaking about this picture but at the same time other American studios began filming the falls so once again the Lumiere Brothers were way ahead of them. Thankfully the cinematography was exceptionally good and especially for this era so we get a crystal clear shot of the falls, which makes the film all the more entertaining.


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