Precinema : 1874-1894

by cestrocchia | created - 21 Apr 2020 | updated - 21 Apr 2020 | Public

Once upon a time, before the cinema, there were some incredible movies which have been create with other instruments. But most of them were forgettable. The classification of all movies i saw during this period of time.

And if you want to see the best short movies of the world I will give you the links. By stargod7

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1. Poor Pierrot (1892)

4 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

One night, Arlequin come to see his lover Colombine. But then Pierrot knocks at the door and Colombine and Arlequin hide. Pierrot starts singing but Arlequin scares him and the poor man goes away.

Director: Émile Reynaud

Votes: 1,459

8/10

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=426mqlB-kAY

2. 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: 2,585

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-ZJxDHDK9c

3. Roundhay Garden Scene (1888)

Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short

In the garden, a man asks his friends to do something silly for him to record on film.

Director: Louis Aimé Augustin Le Prince | Stars: Annie Hartley, Adolphe Le Prince, Joseph Whitley, Sarah Whitley

Votes: 5,648

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nR2r__ZgO5g

4. Autour d'une cabine (1894)

2 min | Animation, Short

Pre-cinematograph colour animation of a woman and man at the beach.

Director: Émile Reynaud

Votes: 879

7/10

5. The Boxing Cats (Prof. Welton's) (1894)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short, Action, Comedy

"A glove contest between trained cats. A very comical and amusing subject, and is sure to create a great laugh." (by Edison Films)

Directors: William K.L. Dickson, William Heise | Star: Henry Welton

Votes: 1,077

6. London's Trafalgar Square (1890)

1 min | Documentary, Short

A shot of Trafalgar Square.

Directors: William Carr Crofts, Wordsworth Donisthorpe

Votes: 719

7. Traffic Crossing Leeds Bridge (1888)

Documentary, Short

A shot of people walking on The Leeds Bridge.

Director: Louis Aimé Augustin Le Prince

Votes: 2,844

8. Dickson Experimental Sound Film (1894)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short, Music

The sound has been found in the form of an old Edisonian recording cylinder. The cylinder was repaired, then Walter Murch ACE MPSE synced the film to the correct music in (I believe) 2002. Total running time is approximately 17 seconds.

Director: William K.L. Dickson | Star: William K.L. Dickson

Votes: 2,118

9. Caicedo (with Pole) (1894)

Unrated | 1 min | Short

"King of the slack wire. His daring feats of balancing as he performs his thrilling feats in midair show that he is perfectly at home." (from Edison Films)

Director: William K.L. Dickson | Star: Juan A. Caicedo

Votes: 715

6/10

10. Mosquinha (1890)

1 min | Short

Shot of the flight of a fly.

Director: Étienne-Jules Marey

Votes: 498

11. Passage de Venus (1874)

1 min | Documentary, Short

Series of photographs of the transit of the planet Venus across the Sun in 1874.

Director: P.J.C. Janssen

Votes: 1,392

12. Falling Cat (1894)

1 min | Short

A cat falls down and lands on its feet.

Director: Étienne-Jules Marey

Votes: 763

5/10

14. 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: 826

15. Annie Oakley (1894)

Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short

The 'Little Sure Shot' of the 'Wild West.' Exhibition of Rifle Shooting at Glass Balls, etc. (from the Edison Catalog)

Director: William K.L. Dickson | Stars: Francis E. Butler, Annie Oakley

Votes: 1,162

16. Chinese Laundry Scene (1894)

1 min | Short, Comedy

The pursuit of Hop Lee by an irate policeman.

Directors: William K.L. Dickson, William Heise | Stars: Phil Doreto, Robetta

Votes: 475

17. Annabelle Butterfly Dance (1894)

Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short

Annabelle (Whitford) Moore performs one of her popular dances. For this performance, her costume has a pair of wings attached to her back, to suggest a butterfly. As she dances, she uses her long, flowing skirts to create visual patterns.

Director: William K.L. Dickson | Star: Annabelle Moore

Votes: 821

18. Fire Rescue Scene (1894)

1 min | Drama, Short

"Firemen in working uniform, rubber coats, helmets, and boots. Thrilling rescue from burning building. Smoke effects are fine." - from the Edison Catalog

Directors: William K.L. Dickson, William Heise

Votes: 486

4/10

19. Dickson Greeting (1891)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short

"A little while ago there was a great convention of women's clubs of America. Mrs. Edison is interested in women's clubs and their work and she decided to entertain the Presidents of the ... See full summary »

Director: William K.L. Dickson | Star: William K.L. Dickson

Votes: 1,277

20. Accordion Player (1888)

1 min | Documentary, Short

A very brief film of a man playing the accordion.

Director: Louis Aimé Augustin Le Prince | Star: Adolphe Le Prince

Votes: 1,167

21. Je vous aime (1891)

1 min | Short

Medium close-up of a man saying "Je vous aime".

Director: Georges Demenÿ | Star: Georges Demenÿ

Votes: 289

22. Carmencita (1894)

Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short

Performing on what looks like a small wooden stage, wearing a dress with a hoop skirt and white high-heeled pumps, Carmencita does a dance with kicks and twirls, a smile always on her face.

Director: William K.L. Dickson | Star: Carmencita

Votes: 1,702

3/10

23. Imperial Japanese Dance (1894)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short

A charming representation of the Mikado dance by three beautiful Japanese ladies in full costume. Very effective when colored. (from the Edison Catalog)

Directors: William K.L. Dickson, William Heise | Star: The Sarashe Sisters

Votes: 527

24. La vague (1891)

1 min | Short

In this early film experiment a wave crashes against a jagged rock.

Director: Étienne-Jules Marey

Votes: 375

25. Luis Martinetti, Contortionist (1894)

Unrated | 1 min | Short

Luis Martinetti, a contortionist suspended from acrobatic flying rings, contorts himself for about thirty seconds. This is one of the first films made for Edison's kinetoscopes.

Director: William K.L. Dickson | Star: Luis Martinetti

Votes: 577

26. Monkeyshines, No. 2 (1890)

1 min | Short

In an experiment that follows up on the results of 'Monkeyshines, No. 1', an Edison company worker again moves around in front of the motion picture camera.

Directors: William K.L. Dickson, William Heise | Star: Giuseppe Sacco Albanese

Votes: 939

27. Two Fencers (1891)

1 min | Short, Sport

Shot of two people fencing.

Director: Étienne-Jules Marey

Votes: 272

2/10

29. Blacksmith Scene (1893)

Unrated | 1 min | Short, Comedy

Three men hammer on an anvil and pass a bottle of beer around.

Director: William K.L. Dickson | Stars: Charles Kayser, John Ott

Votes: 2,262

30. Monkeyshines, No. 1 (1890)

Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short

One of W.K.L. Dickson's laboratory workers horses around for the camera.

Directors: William K.L. Dickson, William Heise | Star: Giuseppe Sacco Albanese

Votes: 1,323

31. The Cock Fight (1894)

Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short

Two gamecocks fight in the Edison Company film studio. This feature was remade later in the same year, with additional detail added.

Director: William K.L. Dickson

Votes: 524

32. 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: 1,197

33. Fencing (1892)

1 min | Short, Sport

Two men practicing fencing. Directed by William Dickson and filmed at Thomas Edison's Laboratories in New Jersey. It was an experimental film to test the new kinetoscope. Originally only a ... See full summary »

Director: William K.L. Dickson

Votes: 435

34. Leisurely Pedestrians, Open Topped Buses and Hansom Cabs with Trotting Horses (1889)

Documentary, Short

Alleged silent black-and-white short film shot at Apsley Gate, Hyde Park, London.

Director: William Friese-Greene

Votes: 354

1/10

35. Monkeyshines, No. 3 (1890)

1 min | Short

An Edison company worker makes large gestures in front of a Kinetoscope to test the new camera system.

Directors: William K.L. Dickson, William Heise | Star: Giuseppe Sacco Albanese

Votes: 333

36. Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze (1894)

1 min | Documentary, Short

A man (Thomas Edison's assistant) takes a pinch of snuff and sneezes. This is one of the earliest Thomas Edison films and was the first motion picture to be copyrighted in the United States.

Director: William K.L. Dickson | Star: Fred Ott

Votes: 1,875

37. Hadj Cheriff (1894)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short

Hadj Cheriff, a performer known for a variety of unusual abilities, demonstrates part of his act in the Edison studio.

Directors: William K.L. Dickson, William Heise | Star: Hadj Cheriff

Votes: 438

38. Bucking Broncho (1894)

Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short

A fine exhibition of horsemanship by Lee Martin, a genuine cowboy. This particular broncho is an unusually wicked one. (from Edison Films)

Directors: William K.L. Dickson, William Heise | Stars: Frank Hammitt, Lee Martin, Sunfish

Votes: 615

39. Men Boxing (1891)

Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short, Action

Two men wearing boxing gloves prepare to spar in the Edison Company studio.

Directors: William K.L. Dickson, William Heise

Votes: 862

40. Glenroy Bros., No. 2 (1894)

1 min | Short, Comedy

The Glenroy Brothers perform a portion of their vaudeville act, "The Comic View of Boxing: The Tramp & the Athlete".

Directors: William K.L. Dickson, William Heise | Stars: The Glenroy Brothers, Thomas Glenroy, William Glrenroy

Votes: 414

41. Sioux Ghost Dance (1894)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short

A group of Sioux Indians from Buffalo Bill's Wild West exhibition demonstrates a dance called a "ghost dance".

Directors: William K.L. Dickson, William Heise

Votes: 657

42. The Barbershop (1894)

1 min | Documentary, Short

Customer gets a lightning-fast shave.

Directors: William K.L. Dickson, William Heise

Votes: 995

43. Buffalo Dance (1894)

Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short

Three Sioux Indians perform a 'buffalo dance', while two others use drums to supply a rhythm. The three dancers move around in a circle as they perform the various actions that are part of the dance.

Director: William K.L. Dickson | Stars: Hair Coat, Parts His Hair, Last Horse

Votes: 854

44. Leonard-Cushing Fight (1894)

1 min | Documentary, Short, Sport

In the background, five fans lean on the ropes looking into the ring. The referee is to the left; like the fans, he hardly moves as two fighters swing roundhouse blows at each other. Mike ... See full summary »

Director: William K.L. Dickson | Stars: Jack Cushing, Mike Leonard

Votes: 389

45. Sandow: The Strong Man (1894)

Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short

Eugen Sandow, who claims to be the strongest man in the world, appears in the Edison Company's film studio.

Director: William K.L. Dickson | Star: Eugen Sandow

Votes: 1,076

46. Band Drill (1894)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short, Comedy

A scene from Charles Hoyt's 'A Milk White Flag': A brass band marches out, led by bandmaster Steele Ayers. When Ayers reaches his position, he turns around and directs the musicians as they take up their own positions.

Directors: William K.L. Dickson, William Heise | Stars: Fred W. Boardman, William Cushing, Ad Dorsch, E.P. Brown

Votes: 448

47. Athlete with Wand (1894)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short, Sport