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
Paper Print Collection, Library of Congress
Unseen Cinema: Early American Avant-Garde Film 1893-1940
|distribution format||Digital file on server|
|screen||4/3 (single screen)|
|rental fee||28,00 €|