Tag Archives: 1890s

Le coucher de la mariée (1896)

Probably the most wholesome and least sexy striptease I’ve ever experienced. Hilarious in its blatant disappointment, but still not in my book of fragments. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0duA3b4g_Q Advertisements

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Matches – an appeal (1899 or 1914)

»Pictures of matchstick men« by British filmmaker Arthur Melbourne Cooper. One in a series of vintage shorts where the production year is disputed – maybe the earliest stop-motion ever! Playful and promising animation, but still not in my book of … Continue reading

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Pauvre Pierrot (1892)

This restoration is the only surviving part of Charles-Émile Reynaud’s »Pantomimes lumineuses«, shown at Musée Grévin with a modified praxinoscope dubbed the »Théâtre Optique«. Beautifully made with hundreds of meticulously hand-painted images, but the storytelling is far too slow, clumsy, … Continue reading

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