Snapshots of History.


A new game. Post a pic, gif or a clip from any significant or not so significant moment in our colorful history.

spookie will kick it off. Seeing as tho we belong to the webs best forum devoted to the cinema here is one that pertains to cinematic history.

What are these people doing?

"Money won is twice as sweet as money earned."

Setsuko Hara is my co-pilot
Workers (are) Leaving the Factory. Pedro Costa has a lot of interesting things to say about it:

Originally Posted by Pedro Costa
All of that is to begin to tell you what I think the cinema really does well, what it has as its ultimate function, and in the first place that isn't artistic or aesthetic. For me, the primary function of cinema is to make us feel that something isn't right. There is no difference between documentary and fiction here. The cinema, the first time it was seen and filmed, was for showing something that wasn't right. The first film showed a factory, the people who were leaving the factory. It's similar to photography, which is also something quite close to our world. It's like when we take a photo in order to have proof of something that we see, which is not in our mind, something in front of us, of reality. The first photograph shown to the world in newspapers was of the corpses of the Paris Commune, it showed the bodies of the Communards. (2) So, you begin to see that in the first film ever shown we see people leaving a prison, and the first photo published in a newspaper showed dead people who tried to change the world. When we speak of cinema starting from there – or of photography, documentary, or fiction – we're speaking of its very realist basis. It's sort of a basic historical given that the first film and the first photograph are somewhat terrible things. They're not love stories, they're anxieties. Somebody took a machine in order to reflect, to think and to question. For me, there is in this gesture, this desire – be it the gesture to make a film or a photograph, or today to make a video – there is in this gesture something very strong, something which says to you: ‘Don't forget.’ Of course, the first gesture, the first film, the first photograph, the first love, is always the strongest, always the one that we don't forget.

The problem comes afterwards, because after the first film, after Workers Leaving the Lumière Factory (1895, La Sortie des Usines Lumière) by the Lumières, there is a second film, again workers leaving a factory made by the same Brothers Lumière. It is here that things deteriorate, go awry, become complicated, because the Lumières were not very happy with the appearance of the workers coming out of their factory (it was their own factory), they said to the workers: ‘Try to be a bit more natural.’ They managed the workers. So the first gesture was lost, this first act of love – it's an act of love but also of criticism – is very powerful, like a first gaze is very powerful. So they managed the workers, they said: ‘You, go left, don't go to the right ... you, you can smile a bit, and you too ... you, go with your wife over there ...’ And so there was mise en scène. Thus, fiction was born, because the boss gave orders to an employee, to a worker. It's obvious that the first film script – a script is always a book of law, of rules – the first book of rules for cinema was a production script. In comedy scripts, it was noted how much it costs for an actress to play a young girl, how much it costs for an actor to play a lover, and for an actor to play the father who just hit the head of his son, i.e. that costs such and such amount of money. That was it, the first script.
Who is this little fellow?
In the strictest sense lesbians can't have sex at all period.

Workers (are) Leaving the Factory. Pedro Costa has a lot of interesting things to say about it: Well done Mr Minio. Again thanks for hitting off the new game.

Who is this little fellow?
MoFos no tracing of image source on my games or "researching" thank you. A fair game is a good game. I mean no offence.

Looks like a childlike Adolf Hitler? Should have died at birth.. sadly he did not.

restoration of antiquities Aswan, Egypt?
Close enough, that was the moving of the giant statutes of Ramses from Abu Simbel, which was going to be flooded by the construction of the Aswan Damn in 1968.

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