1896. Cinema anno uno – Lumière!
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Il Cinema Ritrovato, Bologna
Dominique Moustacchi (CNC) presenta il Work in progress sul catalogo Lumière
♪ grand piano Maud Nelissen
There are no intertitles in the films
Cinema Lumiere – Sala Officinema/Mastroianni, 30 June 2016
Béatrice de Pastre and Dominique Moustacchi (Bologna Catalog): "In view of the celebrations for cinema’s centenary in 1995, an international project to reconstruct and restore the entire output of the production company A. Lumière et fils was undertaken in France by the Centre National de la Cinématographie. In collaboration with the University of Lyon II, this wide-ranging project, which started with elements belonging to archives throughout the world, led to the identification of 1408 views (of which only 19 are considered lost) and the publication of a catalogue, La Production cinématographique des frères Lumière, edited by Michelle Aubert and Jean-Claude Seguin and published by BiFi, Editions Mémoires de cinéma, 1er siècle du cinéma."
"Twenty years later, in an era characterised by the global sharing of information online and the internationalisation of cataloguing standards, what is the current state of knowledge on the earliest productions in the history of the cinema?"
"For the CNC, the Institut Lumière and the Cinémathèque française, the commemoration of the 120 anniversary of this exceptional material marks an opportunity to continue this work, reprising the indexing of the films according to current cataloguing standards, and, above all, to study the so-called ‘out-of-catalogue’ films: a corpus of about 600 views that principally comprise those that were indicated as never having been marketed. Comparing them with the ‘catalogue’ views allows us to reflect both on the distribution of images – why was one view preferred over another? – and on the production of ‘series’ like Arroseur et arrosé or the various Entrées d’un train en gare. Moreover, these unpublished images allow us to adopt new cultural and ethnographic approaches to reading the films." – Béatrice de Pastre and Dominique Moustacchi
[Toboggan aquatique] / [Water Slide]
fuori catalogo n. , Alexandre Promio, [FR 1896]. - AA: a modest print, scratches.
Water toboggan (montagnes russes sur l’eau) / [Water Slide (Roller Coaster on Water)]
n. 98, US 1896. - AA: Two Lumière versions of a favourite subject of the earliest cinema. We had seen yesterday the American Mutoscope version of Shooting the Chutes probably shot by William K. L. Dickson. Scratches.
Autruches / [Ostriches]
n. 4, Paris, FR 1896. - AA: A good print.
[Autruches, II] / [Ostriches, II]
fuori catalogo n. , Paris, FR 1896. - AA: A fair print.
Scène d’enfants / [A Scene with Children]
n. 94, [Lumière], Lyon, FR 1896. - AA: A fair, darkish print.
[Enfants jouant avec chat et chiens] / [Children Playing with a Cat and Dogs]
fuori catalogo n. , [Lumière, 1896]. - AA: A closer view.
Enfants pêchant des crevettes / [Children Fishing for Shrimp]
n. 45, [Alexandre Promio], GB 1896. - AA: Scratched.
[Enfants pêchant des crevettes, II] / [Children Fishing for Shrimp, II]
fuori catalogo n. , [Alexandre Promio, GB 1896]. - AA: Better visual quality, easier to see detail.
n. 281, Napoli, IT 1896. - AA: Low contrast.
[Circulation via Roma à Naples] / [Traffic on Via Roma in Naples]
fuori catalogo n. , Napoli, IT . - AA: Reverse direction. Better definition of light. Duped.
[Toulouse: Place du Capitole, II]
fuori catalogo n. , Toulouse, FR . - AA: Traffic with streetcars. A fair print, with flicker.
[Les Bains Pane de Mexico] / [The Pane Baths in Mexico]
fuori catalogo n. , Gabriel Veyre, MX 1896. - AA: Divers.
35 mm. Da: CNC – Archives français du film
AA: Quoi de neuf sur les Lumière? A screening of comparisons of different takes of the same subject, and samples of Lumière films hors catalogue.
The captions are copied from the Catalogue Lumière website.