The first moving shot, created by a stationary camera on a gondola in Panorama du Grand Canal vu d'un Bateau, was filmed by Alexandre Promio for Louis Lumiere. Filming Locations: Venice, Veneto, Italy. Release Date: 1896 (France).
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 »
A household gardener is outside watering the garden. Unknown to him, the son of another servant sneaks up behind him and steps on the hose, stopping the flow of water. The befuddled ... See full summary »
A gardener is watering his flowers, when a mischievous boy sneaks up behind his back, and puts a foot on the water hose. The gardener is surprised, and looks into the nozzle to find out why... See full summary »
This short was alloted number one in the Lumière catalog.The Lumière shorts were diverse ,from reports (L'Arrivée d'Un train à la Ciotat) to exoticism ("Défilés de Jeunes Filles") to circus act (this short).
It depicts a juggler's act .This man was a good friend of the Lumière Family.It was made to enhance the juggler's dexterity:with one finger,he makes the plates (check the title)turn .We do not see an audience -if there is any.
Although we first think it takes part in a music hall or in a circus,it's not true: there's a shadow on the wall which proves that the film was shot outdoors.
By the way,the man was also a shadow show artist.
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