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A Trip Down Market Street Before the Fire (1906)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Short | 21 April 1906 (USA)
From the front of a cable car, a motion picture camera records a trip down Market Street, San Francisco, California, from a point between 8th & 9th Streets, Eastward to the cable car turnaround at the Ferry Building.
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From the front of a cable car, a motion picture camera records a trip down Market Street, San Francisco, California, from a point between 8th & 9th Streets, Eastward to the cable car turnaround at the Ferry Building.

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Documentary | Short

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 April 1906 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Поездка по рыночной улице перед пожаром See more »

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Miles Brothers See more »
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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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Precognition (web)
20 July 2018 | by leplatypusSee all my reviews

This short documentary has been shot weeks before the terrible quake! And after it, others shot the same path: you can find on the web edit movies with the 2 frames side by side to compare before / after the quake! they say they are synchronized but i doubt it: street lamps are after the quake! What is striking is that we barely see the Ferry building on the end of the street: dust, fog or bad quality, i can't say? Also after the quake, there is much more people outside on the street... But this trip movie has a lot of legends: shot 6 days before, Frisco was full of cars while i understand it was much earlier and in fact there is much less cars that it seems because the cars keep circling around the camera. At last, it's pity: i started my coast to cast american trip here but i don't think i did this travel because my cable car was in a downhill road while here it's completely flat...


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