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Accordion Player (1888)

| Short | 1888 (UK)
A very brief film of a man playing the accordion.
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Adolphe Le Prince Adolphe Le Prince ... Accordion Player
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A very brief film of a man playing the accordion.

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1888 (UK) See more »

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A tangóharmonikás See more »

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This is the second of Le Prince's three surviving films. The third is the Leeds Bridge scene. This was also shot in Roundhay in the garden of the man in the films grandparents. See more »

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Edited into Mikhail Bondarev: Hren' velikogo cheloveka (2015) See more »

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Dancing and playing... spectacular
14 January 2011 | by david-2829See all my reviews

I know it's only 3 seconds long, but you can feel the rhythm and hear the whimsical tune of the accordion. If you put it on a loop, it looks like an early Shakira hip-shaking routine in the making. Quite special!

In all truth, this is simply one of the very earliest examples of cinema anywhere. Along with the "Roundhay Garden Scene" and the "Traffic Crossing Leeds Bridge" -- you've covered the entire year of film making in a minute!

But it was a groundbreaking year, as the first motion pictures officially made their debut, and improvements have been made ever since. To me it is a remarkable feat to see so far into the past... even just a short glimpse.


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