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Aeroplane Flight and Wreck (Piloted by M. Cody) (1910)

Mr. Cody arrives by carriage, walks to a barn, and slides open the doors to reveal a large biplane. He pulls it out of the hanger. One man checks the engine while another starts the ... See full summary »

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Mr. Cody arrives by carriage, walks to a barn, and slides open the doors to reveal a large biplane. He pulls it out of the hanger. One man checks the engine while another starts the propeller. Four men push the plane into position for taxi and take-off. Cody takes his seat and puts on heavy leather gloves. Then, the long take-off begins as Cody steers the plane through a relatively flat, grassy field. It lifts for a brief flight and then falls to earth. One man walks Cody back toward the barn while the plane's builders inspect the extensive damage. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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USA

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23 June 1910 (USA) See more »

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Cody úr repülögépének felemelkedése és összetörése See more »

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Biograph Company See more »
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Silent
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An Interesting Combination of Pioneering Efforts in Two Fields
24 March 2004 | by Snow LeopardSee all my reviews

Most of the films that have survived from the earliest years of cinema are interesting in some respect, but this one particularly so, in that it gives you a look at two fields in their formative years. The still-recent invention of the movie camera is used to show a representative example of pioneering efforts in aviation.

The camera begins to follow the plane from the time when it leaves the hangar, and sticks with it as best as possible through its flight. At times, the plane moves too quickly for the camera to catch everything, but in general it is a creditable job for a time when that kind of photography was not so common.

The airplane itself is quite interesting, since it is the kind of eccentric-looking contraption that was common in the early years of powered flight. This short film also does a decent job of capturing the mood of those who were involved with the flight, as they hope that their hard work will prove worthwhile.

All in all, this is a pretty interesting little feature.


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