Best Documentary Movies of 1895

1.

Rough Sea at Dover

2.3
5.2/10 IMDB

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.

Directed by: Birt Acres
Release date: 1895-05-27
2.

Der Jongleur

2.2
5.3/10 IMDB

A man performs tricks on a theatre stage with a bowler hat and a billiards ball in equilibrium on his arms and body.

Starring: Sylvester Schäffer ..
Directed by: Max Skladanowsky
Release date: 1895-11-01
3.

Komisches Reck

2.1
5.4/10 IMDB

Part of the Wintergartenprogramm.

Directed by: Max Skladanowsky
Release date: 1895-11-01
4.

Akrobatisches Potpourri

2.1
5.2/10 IMDB

Eight circus performers known as the Grunato family perform their famous balancing act.

Starring: Grunato ..
Directed by: Max Skladanowsky
Release date: 1895-11-01
Best Documentary Movies of 1895 : The Boxing Kangaroo
5.

The Boxing Kangaroo

2.1
5.3/10 IMDB

A man and a kangaroo stand up in front of each other with boxing gloves, and simulate a boxing match on a theatre stage.

Directed by: Max Skladanowsky
Release date: 1895-11-01
6.

Ringkämpfer

2.1
5.1/10 IMDB

Two men in white leotards and tights, and black slips over it, wrestle on a theatre stage.

Starring: Eugen Sandow, Greiner ..
Directed by: Emil Skladanowsky, Max Skladanowsky
Release date: 1895-11-05
7.

Die Serpentintänzerin

2.1
5.1/10 IMDB

A young woman dancer with large, flowing robes, swirls round herself quickly, making her light robe flow around her like a butterfly's wings.

Starring: Ancion ..
Directed by: Max Skladanowsky
Release date: 1895-11-01
8.

Kamarinskaja

2.0
4.8/10 IMDB

Three dancers do a Russian folkloric step dance, facing the camera, in traditional clothes, fur hats and leather boots.

Starring: Tscherpanoff ..
Directed by: Max Skladanowsky
Release date: 1895-11-01
9.

Italienischer Bauerntanz

1.9
4.6/10 IMDB

Two children, Ploetz and Larella, perform an Italian peasant dance.

Starring: Ploetz, Larella ..
Directed by: Emil Skladanowsky, Max Skladanowsky
Release date: 1895-11-01
10.

Apotheose

1.8
4.3/10 IMDB

The two inventors of the Bioskop, a sort of magic lantern that projected images so fast as to give the illusion of movement, bow to the camera at both sides of an empty screen. The scene was shown in continuity, at the end of the session, as if the producers and directors of the session were beading the public a farewell.

Starring: Eugen Skladanowsky, Max Skladanowsky ..
Directed by: Max Skladanowsky
Release date: 1895-11-01

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