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Lumière films and middle-class subjects

by Kate Fortmueller

Many of the Lumière films feature middle-class subjects and scenarios.This film presents three men playing cards and ordering a beer. Rather than presenting entertainers (like many of the Edison films) or people at work this film presents an image of leisure. A couple questions to consider to update this subject:

What would an updated image of men enjoying leisure time look like?

Would they be playing cards or are there alternate leisure activities that have replaced this game?

Lumiére films and middle-class subjects

by Kate Fortmueller

Many of the Lumiére films feature middle-class subjects and scenarios.This film presents three men playing cards and ordering a beer. Rather than presenting entertainers (like many of the Edison films) or people at work this film presents an image of leisure. A few questions to consider to update this subject: What would an updated image of men enjoying leisure time look like? Would they be playing cards or are there alternate leisure activities that have replaced this game?

Card Party (1895)

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Three men play cards and a waiter serves them beer. Starring Antoine Lumière, Alphonse Winkler, Félicien Trewey, Antoine Féraud.

from Card Party (1900)
Creator: Louis Lumière and Auguste Lumière
Distributor: Kino Video
Posted by Kate Fortmueller
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