Steve Goble

Choose life. (Deuteronomy 30:19)

Making the transition to pop-video, Le Prince presents us with a truly haunting number, performed by an accordionist who seems very happy and quite unaware of his bleak stony surroundings. The absence of either the original music or a dub-track is something of a handicap to the whole performance, yet it also leaves much to the imagination, enabling the viewer to read-in whatever seems relevant. For example, I inferred that he was happy, but maybe he was actually playing a sad tune? To that end this is one film that can be watched again and again, with a fresh insight to be gained every time.

For part one of The Films Of Louis Le Prince, ("Roundhay Garden Scene") click here.
For part two of The Films Of Louis Le Prince, ("Leeds Bridge") click here.
For part four of The Films Of Louis Le Prince, ("Man Walking Around A Corner") click here.

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