Short Friday: Danse serpentine (1896)

Another fortnight's passed, so it's time for another short. This place is starting to look like a film blog, given my recent frequency of posting, but I just don't have the time.

So - below is the very short Danse serpentine from the Lumière company. It ought not to be confused with the film of the same name from the same year by Melies, which is lost - funnily enough, the Melies film has more votes on imdb, probably because it is filed as Danse serpentine (1896/I), while the film below is (1896/II).

The film's colour may be a bit surprising. They didn't have colour film in 1896, but they did have cheap labour to do the colouring by hand, which accounts for the film's psychedelic effect. Full-screen mode strongly suggested.

Better than drugs, eh? That's a suggestion for your weekend, kids!

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