Best Documentary Movies of 1887
Cat Trotting, Changing to a Gallop
Individual photographs of a cat trotting then changing to a gallop shown in quick succession.
Photographs of two women shaking hands and kissing each other shown in quick succession.
Descending Stairs and Turning Around
Eadweard Muybridge, ‘Descending Stairs and Turning Around, Animal Locomotion’ (1887). Muybridge's test footage included cinematic glimpses of naked men and women in motion.