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by Phil Ethington

Auguste and Louis Lumière invented the Cinématographe (combined camera and projector), and in 1895 shot, and exhibited the first motion picture as we know the genre today: one that is projected on a screen and viewed by many people simultaneously. Let that first movie, La Sortie de l'usine Lumière de Lyon (Workers leaving the Lumière Factory), introduce the essence of this new culture industry. Auguste and Louis chose first to film their own workers on whom the industry is based. They shot three versions, known as the one-horse, two-horse and no-horse versions. This is the two-horse version, because near the end a carriage drawn by two horses emerges from the factory gates. notice that most of the workers are women.

La Sortie de l'usine Lumière de Lyon (Workers leaving the Lumière Factory) 1895

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Auguste and Louis Lumière invented the Cinématographe (combined camera and projector), shot, and exhibited the first motion picture as we know the genre today: one that is projected on a screen and viewed by many people simultaneously.

from La Sortie de l'usine Lumière de Lyon. 1895 (2015)
Creator: Auguste and Louis Lumière
Distributor: Public Domain
Posted by Phil Ethington
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