PARIS EXPOSITION FILMS

by EDISON MANUFACTURING CO.
1900 / 35mm / b&w / sound / 1S / 6' 48




by James White for for Edison Manufacturing Co.

Eiffel Tower from Trocadero Palace, 1:17 minutes
Palace of Electricity, 49 seconds
Champs de Mars, 1:14 minutes
Panorama of Eiffel Tower, 1:21 minutes
Scene from the Elevator Ascending Eiffel Tower, 1:42 minutes

“This was the first important international exposition after the invention of cinema, and filmmakers used it as a venue to demonstrate innovations. Many of them made films to bring the exposition to life for their audiences at home.” —Paul Spehr

“White’s camera offers several 360-degree pans of views of the fairground, then amazes by tilting up and down the Eiffel Tower, and concludes with a stunning tracking shot to the highest point above Paris. Exhibitors freely grouped films into nascent narratives such as those displayed here.” —Bruce Posner

Courtesy:
Paper Print Collection, Library of Congress
Unseen Cinema: Early American Avant-Garde Film 1893-1940

1 PRINT IN DISTRIBUTION


distribution format Digital file on server
screen 4/3 (single screen)
speed 29,976 fps
sound sound
rental fee 28,00 €