Remakes are the scourge…of the 19th Century apparently as this was the first time that a concept was remade. Here Melies remade a concept the Lumiere brothers had previously covered: playing cards. Watch them both and see who did it better!
The first multi-shot scene in the history of film!
The camera, thanks to a gondola, at long last moves.
Technically all you need for a science fiction film is a machine that does not yet exist. Here it is: live pig in, butchered pork out.
It’s a simple joke but a profound artistic statement, cinema solely for the purpose of making an audience laugh.
I originally had these all set up as Short Film Saturday posts. However, I found that would severely limit my selections, so since these have being firsts in common I decided on a new category. Enjoy!
How is This a First?
Film is projected at last!