"Taken at Fisherman's Wharf. The crews are engaged in mending nets, arranging lines, etc., all of which lend action to the view. The figures are clear and life size, and the scene is truthfully reproduced."

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"Taken at Fisherman's Wharf. The crews are engaged in mending nets, arranging lines, etc., all of which lend action to the view. The figures are clear and life size, and the scene is truthfully reproduced."

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October 1897 (USA)  »

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Fishing Smacks, San Francisco  »

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Edison
10 July 2010 | by See all my reviews

Fishing Smacks (1897)

Another Edison film shot in San Francisco at the Fisherman's Wharf. Once again the camera is looking down on a group of men doing their jobs. In this film we see them mending nets for 25-seconds. That's pretty much all that happens here but I guess you could call this an extension of Edison's FISHERMAN'S WHARF, a film made the same year. Once again early cinema buffs will be the ones who get the most entertainment out of this thing since there's no story, acting or drama as we know it today. It's fun seeing a piece of history as it happens, which is pretty much what this is as I doubt anyone in front of the camera ever thought someone would be watching them over a hundred years later.


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