Fun Size Review: The Seine Flood (1910)

In 1910, the Seine river flooded and Paris found itself looking more like Venice. Fortunately, nobody died in this disaster and film crews were on hand to capture surreal images of flooded streets.

This is an example of an actuality; footage that is presented as-is with no particular attempt to tell a story. It’s a priceless bit of obscure history with some striking imagery.

How does it end? Hover or tap below for a spoiler.

There’s no real end, we just see more flood footage. Fin.

Read my full-length review here.

If it were a dessert it would be: Dragonfruit. Wonderful to look at and consume just the way it is.

Availability: The Seine Flood was released on DVD as part of the Saved From the Flames set, which includes rare and wonderful rediscoveries and “vaulties” that survived against all odds.


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