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Démolition d'un mur (1896)

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 »

Director:

Louis Lumière
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Credited cast:
Auguste Lumière
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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 pick. When the wall hits the ground, a cloud of white dust whirls up. Three workers continue the demolition of the wall with picks. Written by Maths Jesperson {maths.jesperson1@comhem.se}

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Genres:

Documentary | Short

Certificate:

Not Rated

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Trivia

This film is notable for the fact it is believed to be World's First film using reverse-motion. To make the effect that the wall was rebuilding itself the traveling Lumiere cameraman would reverse the reel and play the film backwards, to astound the audience. See more »

Alternate Versions

A 2 minute version exists, showing the wall being «rebuilt», in a time-reversal effect, which corresponds to what the original projectionists achieved by playing the film back with no pause after it's end. See more »

Connections

Edited into Lumière! (2016) See more »

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good movement
18 February 2020 | by catpantrySee all my reviews

The workers moved at snail pace (because of broken wills). At night (in the barn) a ford f150 engine sleeps in a hammock. And next to that, a horse stares towards one of the workers (who wears a plastic cross). Don't know what else to review (short film!). Oh yes, on of the workers had left in order to board the titanic, got on the boat and had a rich experience.


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Country:

France

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Release Date:

6 March 1896 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Demolition of a Wall See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Lumière See more »
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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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