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Gondola Party (1896)

Venise, tramway sur le Grand Canal (original title)
A group of friends in Venice is just completing a trip in a gondola. When the boat stops, they help one another out of it. Some of the passengers have left personal items behind in the ... See full summary »
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A group of friends in Venice is just completing a trip in a gondola. When the boat stops, they help one another out of it. Some of the passengers have left personal items behind in the gondola, so one man chooses to go back to retrieve them. Written by Snow Leopard

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Interesting Footage of Venice
3 March 2005 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

Venice is such a unique and interesting city that – at least for those of us who have never been there - almost any footage of the city will probably seem interesting. Here, instead of a studio re-creation of the city's canals and gondolas for a fictional picture, there is actual footage of men and women from over a century ago. Not a lot happens, but it is an interesting look at the distinctive city and some of its familiar images.

The 30 seconds or so of footage is set on a canal with a couple of gondolas, with a bridge over the canal in the background. It has an authentic and atmospheric feel to it, and its original viewers would most likely have found it even more of a pleasure to see a moving picture from someplace they had never been.

The action focuses primarily on one of the gondolas, and in itself it is rather bland. But the setting and the atmosphere make it worth seeing.


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