3.22.10 Timeless Lumiere

The Lumiere brothers were among the earliest film makers. They created numerous silent films (usually around 1 minute in length) around the turn of the 20th century and were highly influential in the growth and popularity of film.

The link below corresponds with one of their most timeless and comical silent films, an 1896 sequence that captures two babies quarreling. The two girls dressed in bonnets are seated next to each other with trays. One girl reaches over to steal something from the other's tray and begins hitting her. The quarrel continues even though the victim begins crying. This particular film is interesting to me because it reflects an unchanging human condition - siblings will fight.


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