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also known as Sortie d'usine | Workers Leaving the Lumière Factory

Workers Leaving the Factory1895

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WORKERS LEAVING THE FACTORY, arguably the most important film ever made, was the first film shown at Auguste and Louis Lumière's premiere screening on December 28, 1895, at Le Salon Indien du Grand Café in Paris (the first film screening in history). Three alternate takes (and a few remakes) exist of this film, all unhelpfully featuring the same title, of which two contain a horse-drawn carriage. This version does not. - Tom Fritsche

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I love this film so much. Yes, it's historically important but that's not why. It's because the Lumiere Brothers chose to film one of the experiences that binds us all together--the experience of work. Even better, the experience of leaving work, that joy that you have your life back for a few hours. In 1895, whether in France or the U.S., that was hardly a lot of time. This early film expresses the joy that the medium so effectively brings home to viewers.

I'm also curious as to why there was a dog inside the factory.

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I love this film so much. Yes, it's historically important but that's not why. It's because the Lumiere Brothers chose to film one of the experiences that binds us all together--the experience of work. Even better, the experience of leaving work, that joy that you have your life back for a few hours. In 1895, whether in France or the U.S., that was hardly a lot of time. This early film expresses the joy that the medium so effectively brings home to viewers.

I'm also curious as to why there was a dog inside the factory.

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I had read so much about this short piece. It was neat to finally get to see it.

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A profound film, not only because of its accomplished goal of documenting the flow of humanity which the egressing workers evoke but, also, due to its brevity, hints at the possibility that we've just succinctly witnessed humankind's history from beginning to end in one fell swoop.

Interesting only because of its historical significance.

Milestone work by the Lumiere Brothers. There's a great level of joy present in this film's subject. Shows the capability of film to be a window into the lives of others.

All the better because it is a period piece from that period;)

Fascinating history!

Kinda fascinating footage of, simply, workers leaving work.