The History of Cinema: The very beginnings (1870s - 1910s)

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1. Sallie Gardner at a Gallop (1878)

TV-G | 1 min | Documentary, Short

The clip shows a jockey, Domm, riding a horse, Sally Gardner. The clip is not filmed but instead consists of 24 individual photographs shot in rapid succession, making a moving picture when using a zoopraxiscope.

Director: Eadweard Muybridge | Stars: Gilbert Domm, Sallie Gardner

Votes: 2,631

2. Athlete Swinging a Pick (1881)

1 min | Documentary, Short

In this brief photographic sequence, Eadweard Muybridge himself poses nude and swings a miner's pick, in 18 different photographs.

Director: Eadweard Muybridge | Star: Eadweard Muybridge

Votes: 333

3. Buffalo Running (1883)

TV-G | 1 min | Documentary, Short

Individual photographs of the running of a buffalo shot in rapid succession.

Director: Eadweard Muybridge

Votes: 857

4. Man Walking Around the Corner (1887)

1 min | Documentary, Short

A frame sequence featuring a man walking around a corner.

Director: Louis Aimé Augustin Le Prince

Votes: 1,229

5. Child Carrying Flowers to Woman (1887)

1 min | Short

Eadweard Muybridge's motion photography film depicts a child bringing a bouquet of flowers to a topless woman who kisses his cheek.

Director: Eadweard Muybridge

Votes: 233

6. Woman Walking Downstairs (1887)

1 min | Documentary, Short

A series a photographs, depicting a nude model coming down a staircase and towards the viewer.

Director: Eadweard Muybridge

Votes: 226

7. Man Riding Jumping Horse (1887)

Short

A man riding a horse jumps over an obstacle.

Director: Eadweard Muybridge | Star: Daisy

Votes: 101

8. Woman Turning and Walking Upstairs (1897)

Short

A series of images by Eadweard Muybridge, featuring a nude model turning and walking upstairs.

Director: Eadweard Muybridge

Votes: 49

9. Woman Jumping from Rock to Rock (1887)

Short

A nude model wearing a see-through skirt jumping from one rock another other rock. It begins on a frontal view and ends on a side view.

Director: Eadweard Muybridge

Votes: 84

10. Virginia Deer, Buck, Galloping (1887)

Short

A Virginia deer is shown in a series of photographs, in the action of galloping.

Director: Eadweard Muybridge

Votes: 51

11. Woman Pouring from Jug (1887)

Short

Eadweard Muybridge's nude female model is depicted in a series of images, detailing her bending over and pouring water from a jug.

Director: Eadweard Muybridge

Votes: 93

12. Jumping Over a Man's Back-Leapfrog (1887)

1 min | Short, Sport

A brief series photography by British Photographer Eadweard Muybridge featuring two boys playing leapfrog.

Director: Eadweard Muybridge

Votes: 138

13. Ostrich Walking (1887)

Documentary, Short

Two series of images by Eadweard Muybridge of an ostrich walking: one taken from the side, the other from the back.

Director: Eadweard Muybridge

Votes: 95

14. Woman Throwing Baseball (1887)

Documentary, Short

A series of photographic images by photographer Eadweard Muybridge, showing a nude woman picking up a baseball and throwing it.

Director: Eadweard Muybridge

Votes: 153

15. Storks, Swans, etc. (1887)

Short

A flock of various birds is shown in a series of photographs by Muybridge.

Director: Eadweard Muybridge

Votes: 41

16. Dog Running (1887)

Short

Eadweard Muybridge photographs a dog running from two different angles: one from the side, one from the back.

Director: Eadweard Muybridge

Votes: 65

17. Elephant Walking (1887)

1 min | Documentary, Short

A series of photographs picturing an elephant walking.

Director: Eadweard Muybridge

Votes: 90

18. Goat Walking (1887)

Short

A series of images photographed by Eadweard Muybridge, featuring a goat walking.

Director: Eadweard Muybridge

Votes: 63

19. Tigress Walking (1887)

Short

Muybridge photographs a tigress, or female tiger, in the action of walking.

Director: Eadweard Muybridge

Votes: 52

20. Oryx Galloping (1887)

Short

An orex at a gallop, photographed by Eadweard Muybridge.

Director: Eadweard Muybridge

Votes: 42

21. Woman Sitting Down (1887)

Short

Eadweard Muybridge's nude female model sits down in a chair in a series of photographs taken to study the human locomotion.

Director: Eadweard Muybridge

Votes: 83

22. Kangaroo Walking on All Fours, Changing to Jumping (1887)

Short

A kangaroo in shown in motion in a series of photographs: first shown at a walk, them gradually changing to jumping.

Director: Eadweard Muybridge

Votes: 50

23. Pig Walking (1887)

Short

Two series of photos showing a pig walking. One is taken from the front, the other from the side.

Director: Eadweard Muybridge

Votes: 71

24. Raccoon Walking (1887)

Short

This motion study of animal locomotion by Muybridge features a raccoon walking.

Director: Eadweard Muybridge

Votes: 63

25. Leopard Walking (1887)

Short

A series of photographs showing the movements of a walking leopard.

Director: Eadweard Muybridge

Votes: 46

26. Woman Picking Up Skirt (1887)

Short

A series of images of a nude model picking up a translucent skirt from the floor.

Director: Eadweard Muybridge

Votes: 89

27. Woman Hopping on One Foot (1887)

Short

Two separate series of photographs, (one taken from the front, the other from the back) showing a nude woman jumping up and down on one foot.

Director: Eadweard Muybridge

Votes: 96

28. Woman Setting Down Jug (1887)

1 min | Documentary, Short

A nude model poses for a series of photographs, which depict her setting down a jug on the floor.

Director: Eadweard Muybridge

Votes: 83

29. Woman Picking Up Child (1887)

Documentary, Short

This series of photographs depict two nude models: a woman and a young child, as the woman picks up the child.

Director: Eadweard Muybridge

Votes: 57

30. Woman Opening Umbrella (1887)

Short

A detailed human locomotion study of photos, showing a woman opening a parasol.

Director: Eadweard Muybridge

Votes: 76

31. Mule Kicking (1887)

Short

A mule kicking with her hind legs, photographed by Eadweard Muybridge.

Director: Eadweard Muybridge | Star: Ruth

Votes: 68

32. Horse Bouquet Galloping, Saddled with Rider (1887)

Short

Two shots of a thoroughbred horse at a gallop, with a rider: one from the side, the other from the front.

Director: Eadweard Muybridge | Star: Bouquet

Votes: 41

33. Woman Crossing Brook on Stepping-Stones with a Fishing Pole and a Can (1887)

Short

A semi-nude female model crosses a creek on stepping stones, in one hand a fishing pole; in the other a basket.

Director: Eadweard Muybridge

Votes: 78

34. Capybara Walking (1887)

Short

Eadweard Muybridge photographs a capybara in motion.

Director: Eadweard Muybridge

Votes: 62

35. Baboon Walking on All Fours (1887)

Short

A baboon is shown walking on all fours in this photographic series by Muybridge.

Director: Eadweard Muybridge

Votes: 60

36. Lioness Walking (1887)

Documentary, Short

A female lion walking in a series of photographs shot by Eadweard Muybridge.

Director: Eadweard Muybridge

Votes: 95

37. Guanaco Galloping (1887)

Short

A guanaco in motion, in the action of galloping, as photographed by Eadweard Muybridge.

Director: Eadweard Muybridge

Votes: 46

38. Antelope Trotting (1887)

Documentary, Short

A series of photographs of an antelope in motion, photographed by Eadweard Muybridge.

Director: Eadweard Muybridge

Votes: 48

39. Ox Walking (1887)

Short

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