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Sea Cave near Lisbon
Breath-taking view of waves breaking at the mouth of the Boca do Inferno.
This view of the waves breaking at the mouth of the Boca do Inferno is breathtakingly beautiful – especially when seen, as here, with its original aquatic tint restored. Henry Short was the chap behind the camera - a new portable model produced and supplied to him by British film pioneer RW Paul. Short filmed a whole series of scenes of Spain and Portugal which Paul released as a fourteen-part series.
‘Rough sea’ scenes were a top-draw category unto themselves in early filmmaking. This is one of the best – the setting of a cave both adding a genre twist and acting as an artistic framing device. Acclaimed at the time, and still attractive today, the film exemplifies an appealing double offer made by early cinema to its audiences: the sensation of movement combined with vicarious travel to exotic places. Victorian Virtual Reality?
Non-Fiction 1895 0 mins Silent
Waves crash onto a jetty on the Kentish shoreline in one of Britain's earliest surviving films
Non-Fiction 1896 1 mins Silent
Plenty of laughs to be had as these Victorian clowns attempt to run a charity race - if they can get their wigs on
Non-Fiction 1898 2 mins Silent Location: Blackwall
The launch of H.M.S Albion, which was marred by the collapse of a gangway which resulted in many spectators drowning.
Crime 1896 1 mins Silent
A simple special effect enlivens an early crime film
Comedy 1896 1 mins Silent
A drunken spouse gets his just desserts in a timeless scene
Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee - Paul - York Road - Front of Procession Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee - Paul - York Road - Front of Procession
1897 1 mins Silent
Carriages full of well-heeled guests continue in Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee procession, filmed for RW Paul.
Charity appeal 1939 10 mins
Long thought lost, this Powell-directed promotional short for a veteran’s charity was only rediscovered in 2003.
Drama 2023 2 mins
A group of young Black boys run into a building. One of them is about to do the unimaginable.
Romance 2023 2 mins
A queercore romance - a visceral and immersive exploration of the power of the mosh pit and finding love in the most unlikely of places.
Documentary 1941 6 mins
A poignant, stirring letter from a recently deceased pilot to his mother is read by John Gielgud.
Comedy 2023 2 mins
En-route to her hen weekend, bride-to-be Faye kills the vibe with a bombshell confession.
Documentary 2023 2 mins
An insight into Daytimers, the South Asian DJ collective that are breaking new ground in Britain.