In this scene is shown a magician behind an ordinary table, upon which he suddenly and mysteriously causes to appear a large box, into which he leaps. The sides of the box fall to the ... See full summary »
The sound has been found in the form of an old Edisonian recording cylinder. The cylinder was repaired, then Walter Murch ACE MPSE synced the film to the correct music in (I believe) 2002. Total running time is approximately 17 seconds.
As the camera looks down an open road, a horse and carriage approaches, and passes by to one side of the field of view. Soon afterwards, an automobile comes up the road, straight towards ... See full summary »
A gardener is watering his flowers, when a mischievous boy sneaks up behind his back, and puts a foot on the water hose. The gardener is surprised, and looks into the nozzle to find out why... See full summary »
A baby is seated at a table between its cheerful parents, Auguste and Marguerite Lumière. While the father is feeding the baby with a spoon, the mother is pouring coffee into her cup. The ... See full summary »
Mrs. Auguste Lumiere,
Marguerite is a courtesan in Paris. She falls deeply in love with a young man of promise, Armand Duval. When Armand's father begs her not to ruin his hope of a career and position by ... See full summary »
This is basically all there is to this one-minute short film from 1900. It is 115 years old already, not bad. Of course, it is in black-and-white, but do not be fooled by the title. Yes it is a French movie, but it's not by Georges Méliès, instead by the pretty much unknown French filmmaker Clément Maurice. It is, as you may have guessed from the title, an adaptation from a Shakespeare work, but i must say without the title, it could also be a random scene of two guys fencing and one dying at the end. All in all, this is certainly not one of the best very early silent short films in my opinion. Pretty weak and the quality isn't helping either. Not recommended.
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