Thursday, July 24, 2008
I thought I'd start ceremoniously with First Movie Ever made. All 2 seconds of it. This was shot in the Fall of 1888 at the same time Jack The Ripper was prowling the streets of Whitechapel. Basically, the filmmaker took a quick series of still frames while a few family and friends milled around in the backyard. The brief action and indistinct faces make this clip especially compelling. To me, this is like catching a glimpse of ghosts dancing in the garden. Direct link here.