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Blacksmith Scene (1893)

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Three men hammer on an anvil and pass a bottle of beer around.

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Charles Kayser ...
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John Ott ...
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A stationary camera looks at a large anvil with a blacksmith behind it and one on either side. The smith in the middle draws a heated metal rod from the fire, places it on the anvil, and all three begin a rhythmic hammering. After several blows, the metal goes back in the fire. One smith pulls out a bottle of beer, and they each take a swig. Then, out comes the glowing metal and the hammering resumes. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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9 May 1893 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Blacksmith Scene #1  »

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The mixing of work and alcohol was commonplace in the early 19th century, especially amongst heavy laborers. By the 1890's, however, the practice had died away. The use of the bottle of beer in this film is intended to invoke a sense of comic nostalgia of a bygone era. See more »

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I found this film on a DVD collection of short films. I believe the title of the DVD was the 'Treasury Collection', of which there are at least 4 volumes. It's hard to rate this film along the same standards one would rate, 'Casablanca' or 'Citizen Kane', because it isn't so much a movie with a plot, it's just a steady shot of some Blacksmith's working. The film couldn't have been longer than a minute. The one thing that I found to be interesting was that of being able to look back through time. It's kind of funny that in this day and age of 'Reality' teevee, the first movie sold to the public for viewing was a movie that was nothing more than a slice of everyday humdrum reality.

10/10. For being able to cross over into the 1800's.

Clark Richards


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