One small step for a man. One giant leap for mankind.
Jan 24, 2011
Roundhay Garden Scene. The oldest surviving film. A part of, not only cinema history, but history in general. An epic, controversial, thought provoking two-seconds British silent drama. So I'm gonna dig in into this historical landmark. Let's take a look.
The movie is directed by the universally acclaimed and worldwide popular director Louis Aimé Augustus Le Prince, director of such classics as Man Walking Around the Corner, Accordion Player, and the highly controversial and thought-provoking Leeds Bridge. The movie also has a stellar cast, with big names such as Harriet Hartley, Adolphe Le Prince and Joseph and Sarah Whitley.
Now usually I don't like to spoil the plot of a movie, but I've been holding myself for too long, so I'm gonna let it out. SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER BIG SPOILER!!!!! HUGE SPOILER!!!!!! GIANT SPOILER!!!!!!! GARGANTUAN SPOILER!!!!!! A guy takes a step! HAHAHHAHAHAH I SPOILED THE MOVIE I SPOILED THE MOVIE I SPOILED THE MOVIE NANANANANAHAHAHAHHA I SPOILED THE MOVIE NOW YOU KNOW THE ENDING HAHAHAHAHA
Now that you know the complex story of the movie that unfolds very carefully as the movie goes on, what is my personal recommendation? Well, if you are interested to know about the first step every recorded on video, you should check it out on Wikipedia. However, if you want a profound story carried by strong characters and memorable performances, I suggest you look somewhere else. The acting is stiff. the characters are pretty one-dimmensional and the movie suffers from some serious pacing issues during the beginning and the middle. It almost made those two seconds look like THREE! THREE SECONDS, CAN YOU IMAGINE??? However I can not lie that the movie really had me on the edge of my seat during the climax. WOW that climax was epic. But really, I suggest you to watch Leeds Bridge instead. It has much better acting and it certainly doesn't suffer from the same choppy script.
Certainly a movie that gives new meaning to the phrase: