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London's Trafalgar Square (1890)

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Three Terrific Seconds
14 August 2015 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

London's Trafalgar Square (1890)

The title of this film tells you exactly what you see for three seconds. Yes, you get to see London's Trafalgar Square for a total running time of three seconds.

I'm sure you could show this movie to millions of people today and they wouldn't give it a second thought but film buffs will certainly be entertained by these few seconds simply because they will know that it was the very start of a new format. The first "movie" was credited in 1888 so this here comes two years after that so of course there's no plot or length to it. If you're a film buff you'll certainly love getting to see such early footage.


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