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Early Cinema Shorts: Lumiere Brothers and Georges Melies

Here are some short films from the early days of silent cinema.  Film history is often conceived from these origins as a tension in competing modes of filmmaking:  between realistic, documentary-like representation (Lumiere brothers) and fictional, staged, illusionary representation (Melies).

Here are some sample films to illustrate this point:

 

 

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