Monday, 9 June 2014

LUMIER PROGRAMME


Dir: Auguste Lumiere & Louis Lumiere
France/ 1895/ 1 min.

1. WORKERS LIVING IN THE LUMIERE FACTORY

In one film Auguste Lumiere and his wife feed breakfast to their baby daughter who sits dumpling like, between them, in another film the same child is fascinated by a book of gold fish; elsewhere old father Lumiere plays cards and drinks a glass of beer with two cromes, a gentleman bathes in the sea. Madame Lumiere and two children stand on a landing stage watching the  arrival of a small boat. There are scenes of public square in Zyon and of soldiers exercising.

2. THE ARRIVAL OF A TRAIN
The Arrival of  A Train is filmed looking up the platform so that the rails stretch obliquely in to the  distance. The express steams forward and passes the camera on the left alighting, passengers approach the camera again, pass it, this time to the right. The audience of the day is said to have bounded from their seats in shock at the approach of the train.