Lumiere Freres: Belfast - Kingstown train. Sandymount

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Details

Location

Co. Dublin, Sandymount

Year

1897

Source

National Film and Television Archive

Format

35mm, film

black and white

Length

54sec

Silent

silent

Courtesy

Association Frères Lumière

Rights Holder

Association Frères Lumière

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Description

Lumiere Catalogue No 725. Part of a series of one-take scenes shot from a moving train travelling from Belfast to Kingstown (now Dun Laoghaire), Dublin.

Notes

Pierre and Auguste Lumiere were French pioneers of the cinema. They were noted for their one-shot, one-reel films of places and scenes of every day life. It is likely that Alexandre Promio was the cameraman who actually shot these scenes.

Shot List

View from moving train showing countryside. There are various buildings and smoke from the steam powered train is visible. There is a sign which reads - 'Jameson's Nurseries Sandymount'. The train passes a series of rugby goal posts.

Credits

Photography - Alexandre Promio

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