Je n'aime pas dans les vieux films américains quand les conducteurs ne regardent pas la route. Et de ratage en ratage, on s'habitue à ne jamais dépasser le stade du brouillon. La vie n'est que l'interminable répétition d'une représentation qui n'aura jamais lieu.

Band Drill (1894) - William K.L. Dickson, William Heise

I love how it says this is based on a play when it's literally just a band marching for twenty seconds. Yes, yes, the guy conducting the band is apparently a character in this mysterious play BUT HOW THE HELL IS ANYONE SUPPOSED TO KNOW THAT? AND DO YOU MEAN TO TELL ME THAT THIS IS THE PART OF THE PLAY THAT EVERYONE WAS CLAMORING TO SEE CAPTURED FOR POSTERITY? SURE, LET'S GET THE PART WHERE A BAND MARCHES FOR TWENTY SECONDS! THAT'S THE BIT THAT REALLY SLAYED 'EM IN THE STAGE VERSION! I am starting to hate William K.L. Dickson with the burning heat of a thousand suns.  0 stars.

tl;dr – this is really the last straw.  0 stars.

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