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New York, Brooklyn Bridge (1896)

New York, pont de Brooklyn (original title)
| Short, Documentary
A stationary camera is set at a curve in the train tracks, with the Brooklyn Bridge in the background. From the bridge, a four-car streetcar approaches and turns to he viewer's left. As it ... See full summary »

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A stationary camera is set at a curve in the train tracks, with the Brooklyn Bridge in the background. From the bridge, a four-car streetcar approaches and turns to he viewer's left. As it passes, a train going toward the bridge passes on the tracks in front. It has four cars as well, with a few passengers aboard. A train engine that is moving backwards follows that train. A man atop a tall ladder works on a light pole. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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New York, pont de Brooklyn
26 December 2016 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

New York, pont de Brooklyn (1896)

Once the Lumiere Brothers started traveling to other locations to shoot their films we really got some great stuff. This one here has the brothers in America with their camera stations on a railway that is connected to the Brooklyn port. The camera is stationed near the track as we see one train leaving Brooklyn and then another starts going towards the city. Obviously there's nothing ground-breaking that you're going to see here but if you're a fan of these early movies then you'll certainly enjoy this one. The best thing about the picture is the fact that it contains some beautiful cinematography that perfectly captures the image. It's also perfect timing (or staged) that the trains would cross at the point they did.


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