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.
Auguste Lumière directs four workers in the demolition of an old wall at the Lumière factory. One worker is pressing the wall inwards with a jackscrew, while another is pushing it with a ... See full summary »
Members of the French Photographic Society arrive from a riverboat to their congress venue in Neuville-sur-Saône on a summer day. They go ashore across a wooden landing stage. Among the ... 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,
A satire on the way that audiences unaccustomed to the cinema didn't know how to react to the moving images on a screen - in this film, an unsophisticated (and stereotypical) country yokel ... See full summary »
A lot of times these early movies just set a camera up and captured something that was going on. It could have been workers leaving a factory, firemen racing to a fire, a ship leaving a dock or whatever else was popular back in the day. President McKinley ended up having a lot of his life and death captured on film and this one here delivers exactly what the title states. Obviously there's no sound but there's no doubt that this here is a rather important document since it does capture on video an important part of history. It's pretty cool getting to see such footage and it's good that companies like Edison thought about filming these things. I'm not sure if they realized people would be watching it 115 years later but it's great footage to have.
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