8.1/10
309
4 user 1 critic

The Lumière Brothers' First Films (1996)

Unrated | | Documentary, History
A collection of short films made by the Lumiere brothers, a team of pioneering filmmakers in turn-of-the-century France.
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A group of people are standing in a straight line along the platform of a railway station, waiting for a train, which is seen coming at some distance. When the train stops at the platform, ... See full summary »

Directors: Auguste Lumière, Louis Lumière
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A man opens the big gates to the Lumière factory. Through the gateway and a smaller doorway beside it, workers are streaming out, turning either left or right. Most of them are women in ... See full summary »

Director: Louis Lumière
Lebanon (2009)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

During the First Lebanon War in 1982, a lone tank and a paratroopers platoon are dispatched to search a hostile town.

Director: Samuel Maoz
Stars: Yoav Donat, Itay Tiran, Oshri Cohen
Short | Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A group of bandits stage a brazen train hold-up, only to find a determined posse hot on their heels.

Director: Edwin S. Porter
Stars: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson, A.C. Abadie, George Barnes
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Tamara Mihovilovic
Stars: Jovan Vladimir Borka, Zoran Peric, Katarina Bahcuk
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Mrs. Auguste Lumiere ...
Herself (from 'Repas de bébé (1895)') (as Mrs. Margaret Lumière)
Antoine Lumière ...
Himself - Lumières' Father, Playing Cards (from 'Partie d'écarte (1895)')
...
Himself (from 'Repas de bébé (1895)')
...
Narrator
Félicien Trewey ...
Himself - Playing Cards (from 'Partie d'écarte (1895)')
M. Winckler ...
Himself - Playing Cards (from 'Partie d'écarte (1895)')
Edit

Storyline

A collection of short films made by the Lumiere brothers, a team of pioneering filmmakers in turn-of-the-century France.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

Unrated
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Crazy Credits

Narrator Bernard Tavernier credits all others orally when they appear in the movie. See more »

Connections

Edited from Les krémos: Pyramide (1899) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Fascinating Films/Narration A Drawback
2 December 2005 | by (Mt. Vernon, NY) – See all my reviews

The clarity and composition of the Lumiere films are amazing, given that they were made in 1895 and 1896. Both in terms of preservation and the ingenuity of the cameramen (see the shot of the rowers at sea and the tracking shot of the running children using a cart as a dolly are just two example), they are superior to the Edison films from the same time. (See Kino's multi-disc Edison set.) With that said, Bertrand Travernier's seemingly unscripted narration is a decided drawback. His stammering comments do little to put the films into historical context. The fact that he finds many of them amusing and hilarious is not insightful or interesting. Too bad the Lumiere Institution didn't put more care or scholarship into the narration. For an excellent film history project -- complete with historian interviews and extensive on-disc notes -- again, see Kino's multi-disc set of the early Edison films.

Nevertheless, the Lumiere films themselves are gems. Put on the mute button and enjoy. Some of the images are so crisp and life-like in motion that it's like time-travel to the 19th century.


4 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?