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Newark Athlete (1891)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Short | 1 May 1891 (USA)
An athlete swings Indian clubs.
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A young man stands before the camera holding a club in each hand, horizontal to the ground. He raises the heads of the two clubs in unison, by rotating the clubs without lifting his arms. The film then shows the same footage over again, at different speeds. Written by Snow Leopard

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Newark Athlete (with Indian Clubs)  »

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Chosen by the United States National Film Preservation Board for preservation in the Library of Congress' National Film Registry (2010). It holds the distinction of being the oldest film chosen to be in the Registry. See more »

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Featured in Edison: The Invention of the Movies (2005) See more »

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Trivia for you :Do you know name of props used in film?
23 May 2016 | by See all my reviews

In compare with other Edison (Dickson) installaments, this footage for me is poorest (eventually better than Monkeyshines). Quality is bad and in comparison with Men's Boxing it doesn't show any progress, quite to the contrary. Good things that film brings to me is increasing of my general knowledge. Until now I have no idea what Indian clubs are and what is their purpose. Second thing about that movie is that this movie was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". It is currently the oldest film chosen to be in this Registry.


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