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[on the Lumiere brothers] As I see it, the Lumiere brothers had established that true domain of the cinema in the right manner. The novel, the theater, suffice for the study of the human heart. The cinema is the dynamism of life, of nature and its manifestations, of the crowd; and its eddies. All that asserts itself through movement depends on it. Its lens opens on the world.
Once escorted from Russia, in 1898, while on tour showing the Lumière Cinematograph. He'd inadvertently filmed a Russian officer dancing with Caroline de Otero
and had offended the Russian army for turning its officer into a "music-hall dancer".