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Spontaneous actions in Lumière actualities

by Kate Fortmueller

This film features three men rowing a boat while two women and two children look on. While many of the Lumière films seem clearly composed and much of the action takes place along a diagonal axis, the action in this film takes an unexpected turn when the waves push the boat backward.

Small Boat Leaving Port (1895)

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A small boat leaves an unknown port.

from Small Boat Leaving Port (1900)
Creator: Unknown
Distributor: Kino Video
Posted by Kate Fortmueller
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