Fun Size Review: Feeding the Baby (1895)

This home movie was part of the original program shown by the Lumière brothers on December 28, 1895. It wasn’t the first commercial projected screening but it helped launch a craze of the projected cinema.

Unlike many of the more formally staged films of the Edison company, this was an intimate family scene with a real baby, real parents and rustling leaves. It remains fascinating as a glimpse into a long-last past.

Read my full-length review here.

If it were a dessert it would be: Zwieback. Some old school nostalgia.

Availability: Released on DVD as part of The Movies Begin box set from Kino and the Lumière box set released for the French market.


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