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Arroseur et arrosé (1896)

A household gardener is outside watering the garden. Unknown to him, the son of another servant sneaks up behind him and steps on the hose, stopping the flow of water. The befuddled ... See full summary »

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A household gardener is outside watering the garden. Unknown to him, the son of another servant sneaks up behind him and steps on the hose, stopping the flow of water. The befuddled gardener doesn't know what happened to the water flow, putting the hose nozzle up to his face to investigate. The boy then steps off the hose, resulting in the gardener getting sprayed in the face with water. The boy ends up getting his comeuppance. Written by Huggo

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L'Aroseur II: The Sprinkler Strikes Back!
16 August 2012 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Although the other reviewer offers this as a simple remake of the smash hit of the original Lumiere catalogue, "L'arroseur arrosé", this is actually more of a sequel, as the gardener grabs his tormentor in this one and offers him a fine kick in the pants and a bit of a squirt in return. It's just as casual and primitive in its construction as the original -- although keeping the action within the field of view was a rather involved and arcane discipline. You don't want the action taking place where the audience can't see it -- unless the point is the reaction of the people you can see.

The first remake of the original would wait until the following year, when Alice Guy did it. Other producers simply took a print of the film and copied it in the lab.


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25 January 1896 (France) See more »

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