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A Day in the Life of a Coal Miner (1910)

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A coal miner says good-bye to his wife and children, and heads off to work. He reaches the mine, prepares his lamp, and then descends into the mine along with some other workers. As he and ... See full summary »
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A coal miner says good-bye to his wife and children, and heads off to work. He reaches the mine, prepares his lamp, and then descends into the mine along with some other workers. As he and the others work inside the mine, the coal is sent to the surface, where others at the mining site are ready to process the coal and to prepare it for shipping. Written by Snow Leopard

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English

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Wigan, Lancashire, England, UK See more »

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An Effective Pioneering Documentary
22 September 2004 | by Snow LeopardSee all my reviews

This pioneering documentary is successful in conveying a sense of what it would be like to work in a coal mine, and in depicting the bustling activity involved in processing the coal. It's always interesting to get an idea of how others have to pursue their livelihood, and this feature works pretty well in that respect. It has held up well, and it gives you a very good sense of what work in a coal mine is like, or at least what it was like in 1910. Those who saw the initial release must have found it a worthwhile survey of the subject.

While the approach is straightforward, it does work well. The movie starts by focusing on one miner as he starts the working day, and it then moves on to show many of the other activities going on at the mining site. The photography does a good job of showing many of the steps involved in the process. It may not be the most exciting of possible subjects for a documentary, but the film was made with some skill, and it is effective in explaining its subject.


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