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Accordion Player (1888)

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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UK

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October 1888 (UK) See more »

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A tangóharmonikás See more »

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Whitley Partners 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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Historically Important
14 August 2015 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Accordion Player (1888)

Louis Aime Augustin Le Prince is a name very few people will recognize but he's created with being the first "director" in the history of cinema thanks to early films like this one as well as TRAFFIC CROSSING LEEDS BRIDGE and ROUNDHAY GARDEN SCENE. All of these films lasts a mere bit of seconds so it's impossible to judge them as you'd judge a movie today but I must admit that no matter how many times I watch them I can't help but get chills.

You've gotta love watching these films even though they are so short and don't contain anything we'd expect from a film today. ACCORDION PLAYER shows just that. It lasts around five seconds and you just see a boy playing the instrument. Again, there's nothing special here but there's no doubt that it's historically very important. Every format has to start somewhere.


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