Best Documentary Movies of 1895
Rough Sea at Dover
The surf pounds against a breakwater on which are visible several people standing. The wall looks to be about 20 feet above sea level and extend at least 100 feet into the water. A large wave rolls picturesquely along the wall toward the shore. Smaller waves follow. Then the scene changes to river water flowing. We see both shores: in the foreground a log and tree branch are visible; on the far shore, there appears to be a low wall with trees beyond it. The camera is stationary in both shots.
A man performs tricks on a theatre stage with a bowler hat and a billiards ball in equilibrium on his arms and body.
Part of the Wintergartenprogramm.
Eight circus performers known as the Grunato family perform their famous balancing act.
The Boxing Kangaroo
A man and a kangaroo stand up in front of each other with boxing gloves, and simulate a boxing match on a theatre stage.
Two men in white leotards and tights, and black slips over it, wrestle on a theatre stage.
A young woman dancer with large, flowing robes, swirls round herself quickly, making her light robe flow around her like a butterfly's wings.
Récréation à la Martinière
Students in Lyon.
Three dancers do a Russian folkloric step dance, facing the camera, in traditional clothes, fur hats and leather boots.
Two children, Ploetz and Larella, perform an Italian peasant dance.