SYDNEY

Jean-Claude SEGUIN

Sydney est la capitale de la Nouvelle Galles du Sud (Australie). 

1894

Le Kinetoscope (Pitt Street, <29> décembre 1894)

Sur Pitt Street fonctionne un kinetoscope dans les derniers jours de décembre:

THE KINETOSCOPE
The Kinetoscope Exhibition in Pitt-street comprises at present the Cock Fight, the Boxing Cats, and Ary Armand's Café Chanson interlude, with other animated subjects. The French comédienne's comic action is essentially Gallic, giving the spectator a vivid idea of the kind of gesture popular with the frequenters of the Boulevards; and all the Kinetoscope subjects furnish food for admiration or mirth.


The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, 29 Dec. 1894, 5

Le Cinématographe de James MacMahon (Salon Cinématographe, <9> novembre 1896)

James MacMahon présente un cinématographe au Salon Cinématographe dans les premiers jours de novembre : 

THE CINEMATOGRAPHE.
The new Cinematographe brought from Paris by Mr. James MacMahon, was successfully opened at the Salon Cinematographe (nearly opposite the Lyceum Theatre) shortly before noon on Saturday. Throughout the day there were large attendances, and with the exception: of "The Avenue de l’Opera Going Backwards," which at first refused· to go either backwards of forwards, the whole exhibition went without a hitch. In place of the refractory film a representation of a duel between French swordswomen was substituted. One advantage which this Cinematographe has is that the pictures are shown for a longer period than usual. This was especially noticeable in "The Arrival of the Paris Train," in which the train stopped, passengers went in and out; the signal for starting was given, and the carriages again left the railway station, before darkness eclipsed the scene. The audience also waxed enthusiastic over the procession of animals at the French Zoo. The amuse the children all kinds of weird beasties, ranging from ostriches to buffaloes, had been harnessed in pairs, whilst at the rear marched an enormous elephant, whose ponderous tread was clearly burlesqued by the Salon orchestra. One of the charms of the Cinematographe is that it brings home to the audience the daily life of foreign cities. This phase was illustrated by " The Stefan Platz, Vienna," in which the gaily-moving carriages and the busy throngs who foot it day by day in front of Vienna Cathedral, were vividly portrayed. "The Waves at Dieppe," Living Statuary," “'Batteries of Royal Artillery," and "La Loie Fuller," were all displayed in turn. Miss Fuller’s serpentine dance was beautifully depicted in colours, all the limelight effects being reproduced, and the applause was enthusiastic. The new Cinematographe will be on view all day until further notice at the hours quoted in another column.


The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, 9 nov. 1896, p. 3.

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