"A little while ago there was a great convention of women's clubs of America. Mrs. Edison is interested in women's clubs and their work and she decided to entertain the Presidents of the ... See full summary »
The clip shows a jockey, Domm, riding a horse, Sally Gardner. The clip is not filmed but instead consists of 24 individual photographs shot in rapid succession, making a moving picture when using a zoopraxiscope.
The whole thing is only a couple secs long, but on YouTube it's shown in a loop to make it seem longer. If you've seen other films like this, then you're probably aware that many of these early films had no plot. Filmmakers filmed anything they could, regardless of story. "La Vague" isn't too interesting when viewed without a historical standpoint because not much is happening and the title gives it all away. (No plot twist at ALL!) But, being one of the very first films ever made (made after Le Prince's movies and Edison movies, but before Edison opened his Kinetsocope parlor) it remains interesting for film buffs and historians. You're seeing history. So enjoy.
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