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Trick Riding (1895)

La voltige (original title)
In the background is a house. In the foreground, a groom holds the reins of a sleek black horse that stands in profile. A tall man, dressed in a black uniform, demonstrates how to mount the... See full summary »

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Louis Lumière
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In the background is a house. In the foreground, a groom holds the reins of a sleek black horse that stands in profile. A tall man, dressed in a black uniform, demonstrates how to mount the horse then encourages and tries to assist a man in white. The man in white keeps falling, and soon it's apparent that he's an putting on a show. His pratfalls become more elaborate and stylish. The horse stands patient. The little groom laughs to see such sport. And finally, the man in white finds a comic accommodation. The story, though brief, has a beginning, middle, and end. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Country:

France

Release Date:

July 1896 (Finland) See more »

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Trick Riding See more »

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Lumière See more »
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1.33 : 1
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La voltige
23 December 2016 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

La voltige (1895)

This here is actually a fairly rare film for the era. Most of the Lumiere Brothers films from this period are actuality films, which are basically movies where the camera just captures whatever is going on in front of it. This film here is actually set up so one could say it's an early example of a scripted movie. Basically a man is trying to get on a horse but he can't quite make it in the saddle as he either falls over the side or simply can't get up at all. By today's standards there's certainly nothing funny here but at the same time history buffs should enjoy the film for its context and how it really wasn't the normal thing for a film from 1895.


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