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Fencing (1892)

Two men practicing fencing. Directed by William Dickson and filmed at Thomas Edison's Laboratories in New Jersey. It was an experimental film to test the new kinetoscope. Originally only a ... See full summary »

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William K.L. Dickson (uncredited)
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Two men practicing fencing. Directed by William Dickson and filmed at Thomas Edison's Laboratories in New Jersey. It was an experimental film to test the new kinetoscope. Originally only a second long, this version has been looped and progressively slowed down from a normal starting speed to an 8x slow speed. Written by Peter-Patrick76 (peter-patrick@mail.com)

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English

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October 1892 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Raise Your Swords
14 August 2015 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Fencing (1892)

Even though this was made four years after the first official motion pictures, this thing actually lasts even less in regards to screen time! Clocking in at just two seconds, this here shows two men fencing or at least getting ready two. In the two seconds we see them raise their swords up and then the movie is over. I guess you could call this one of the first cliffhangers as well. obviously one shouldn't expect any sort of plot in these early films. They remain entertaining today because of the fact that they were made so early in the format and you can't help but wonder what people thought of these mere seconds when it was originally released.


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