In the films of Cecil Hepworth, one witnesses a primal use of titles (How It Feels To Be Run Over, 1900) and some other rather gruesome visual comedy (Explosion Of A Motor Car, 1900).
A Visit To Peek Frean And Co.'s Biscuit Works (1906) by G. Cricks features the extensive use of indoor arc lighting; at the same time being a key transitional film between the early actualities and a more involved form of non-fiction filmmaking that would ultimately blossom into the documentary.
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The comic potential of such a basic device as an undercranked camera is exhibited in Pathés Onésime, Horloger (Onésime, Clock-maker, 1912). Griffith's A Girl And Her Trust, a superb film of wide emotional range and great technical virtuosity made near the end of his tenure at the Biograph Company.
Alice Guy-Blaché's Making An American Citizen (1912) is an excellent example of the films of social conscience, always an undercurrent beneath the apparently smooth surfaces of commercial productions. Nero, Or The Fall Of Rome (1909) strains at conventional film limitations in dimension and duration, looking forward to the revolutionary Italian epics (Cabiria, The Last Days Of Pompeii) that followed a few years later.
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Box Office Daily 10.00 - 22.00CaféMonday till Friday from 09.00 Saturday & Sunday from 10.00Restaurant Daily 17.30 - 21.00FURTHER OPTIONSFamily ticket The Family Ticket costs €26 and is valid for 4 people, of which at least 2 may not be older than 11 years, and for the same film (valid for the entire programme, regardless of day or hour).More than crucial historical artifacts, these films reveal the foundation from which the styles and stories of the contemporary cinema would later arise.An animated rendering of Eadweard Muybridge's primitive motion studies (1877-85) begins the program, immediately defining the compound appeal of cinema as both a scientific marvel and sensational popular entertainment.This is followed by the works of Louis and Auguste Lumière."--Publisher"By 1907 the cinema's initial growing pains had subsided and fairly distinct generic categories of production were established.This volume of The Movies Begin examines some of these integral works that begin to reflect the modern day cinema -- punctuated with authentic hand-tinted lantern slides used during early theatrical exhibition.The Indians were already exiles, from the moment they lost their ancestral lands and were confined to reservations.