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Loading a Boiler (1896)

Embarquement d'une chaudière (original title)
Not Rated | | Short, Documentary | 1896 (France)
A stationary camera placed amidships looks toward the round end of a 10- or 12-foot boiler that's been loaded onto the open deck. Three men climb down from atop the boiler and then remove ... See full summary »
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A stationary camera placed amidships looks toward the round end of a 10- or 12-foot boiler that's been loaded onto the open deck. Three men climb down from atop the boiler and then remove their ladder. Four or five other workers tie the boiler down to the deck. Their pace is leisurely. In the background is a busy harbor. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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1896 (France) See more »

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See a time long gone
12 August 2017 | by He_who_lurksSee all my reviews

While nothing much really happens in this Lumiere actuality, the scene is still of interesting because it depicts a time long gone. When you view this, you must realize that the minute of film you see of some men climbing down a ladder propped against a boiler, and the men using ropes and tubes to load it, was not staged. When you see it you are witnessing life from over a hundred and twenty years ago. Yes, there are probably more interesting films by the Lumiere Brothers, but this one alone is worth seeing for the fact that through it you can see life of the 19th century when living in the 21st!


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