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La lune à un mètre

An astronomer has a terrifying dream.

Release On: 1st - January - 1898

Vote Count: 141
Vote Average: 6.9/10

Un homme de têtes

One of the greatest of black art pictures. The conjurer appears before the audience, with his head in its proper place. He then removes his head, and throwing it in the air, it appears on the table opposite another head, and both detached heads sing in unison. The conjurer then removes it a third time. You then see all three of his heads, which are exact duplicates, upon the table at one time, while the conjurer again stands before the audience with his head perfectly intact, singing in unison with the three heads upon the table. He closes the picture by bowing himself from the stage.

Release On: 1st - January - 1898

Vote Count: 120
Vote Average: 7.2/10

Le squelette joyeux

A skeleton dances joyously, often collapsing into a heap of bones and quickly putting itself back together.

Release On: 20th - March - 1898

Vote Count: 40
Vote Average: 6.1/10

Santa Claus

Santa arrives at a house on Christmas Eve to deliver his presents for the children.

Release On: 1st - September - 1898

Vote Count: 40
Vote Average: 6.1/10

Maestri di musica

Leopoldo Fregoli pose as various composers

Release On: 24th - October - 1898

Vote Count: 0
Vote Average: 0/10

Panorama pendant l'ascension de la Tour Eiffel

Panorama during the ascent of the Eiffel Tower.

Release On: 27th - November - 1898

Vote Count: 18
Vote Average: 5.6/10

Le Magicien

In this scene is shown a magician behind an ordinary table, upon which he suddenly and mysteriously causes to appear a large box, into which he leaps. The sides of the box fall to the ground, but instead of containing the magician a lively clown steps forth who further mystifies the audience by causing the box to disappear, and in its place is seen a fully laid table with a smoking dinner, to which the clown applies himself. The table, however, suddenly disappears much to the astonishment of the clown, who is confronted by the magician in the garb of Mephistopheles. This he suddenly changes to that of a sculptor, and in the background is seen a pedestal with the bust of a young lady, which comes to life as the sculptor applies the mallet and chisel.

Release On: 1st - January - 1898

Vote Count: 36
Vote Average: 6/10

La tentation de Saint-Antoine

St. Anthony is tempted by visions of women, including one that is transformed from the image of Jesus Christ Himself!

Release On: 1st - January - 1898

Vote Count: 42
Vote Average: 5.8/10

Visite sous-marine du Maine

Divers go to work on a wrecked ship (the battleship Maine that was blown up in Havana harbour during the Spanish-American War), surrounded by curiously disproportionate fish.

Release On: 1st - January - 1898

Vote Count: 29
Vote Average: 5.5/10

Guillaume Tell et le Clown

The scene opens in an artist's studio where the unfinished statue of William Tell stands upon a pedestal. A clown appears and sticks a clay arm and clay head on the statue, thus completing it. He places a large brick on top of the head to make it stick. When he turns his back the statue turns into a living representation of William Tell. (Edison Catalog)

Release On: 1st - January - 1898

Vote Count: 29
Vote Average: 5.3/10

Panorama pris d'un train en marche

With the cameraman atop a moving train car the viewer is given a one minute glimpse of a French urban area.

Release On: 1st - January - 1898

Vote Count: 27
Vote Average: 5.1/10

Illusions fantasmagoriques

A magician performs a series of magic tricks involving a boy and a box.

Release On: 1st - January - 1898

Vote Count: 20
Vote Average: 5.6/10

Something Good — Negro Kiss

Earliest known example of African American intimacy on screen.

Release On: 2nd - January - 1898

Vote Count: 23
Vote Average: 5.7/10

Revue à Longchamp : défilé du Génie

A review of engineers at the Longchamp parade, filmed by the Lumière brothers.

Release On: 14th - July - 1898

Vote Count: 13
Vote Average: 4.9/10

Pack Mules with Ammunition on the Santiago Trail, Cuba

"A great pack train approaches rapidly, following the gray bell-mule. Cowboys dash to and fro, keeping them bunched. Clouds of dust arise as they pass."

Release On: 20th - August - 1898

Vote Count: 3
Vote Average: 3/10

Troop Ships for the Philippines

The S.S. Australia departs from San Francisco Bay, carrying American soldiers to the Philippines.

Release On: 22nd - June - 1898

Vote Count: 7
Vote Average: 3.1/10

Shooting Captured Insurgents

“A file of Spanish soldiers line up the Cubans against a blank wall and fire a volley. The flash of rifles and drifting smoke make a very striking picture.” (Edison film catalog)

Release On: 31st - July - 1898

Vote Count: 9
Vote Average: 4.4/10

Výstavní párkař a lepič plakátů

A fight breaks out over a poster.

Release On: 24th - July - 1898

Vote Count: 4
Vote Average: 3.5/10

Le scieur de bois mélomane

A man plays the trombone, to which is attached a saw.

Release On: 22nd - June - 1898

Vote Count: 22
Vote Average: 5.2/10

Querelle de matelassières

Two old female mattress makers get into a fight until a passing man attempts to break them up.

Release On: 11th - December - 1898

Vote Count: 22
Vote Average: 5.2/10