Detail

Title ID 8417Collection ID1190
Title[Waves Crashing on the Shore] or [Sea Breaking Against Rocks; or, Waves Breaking on the Sea Shore]
Date[1898?]
CollectionEarly Films
Genre/TypeProfessionalNon-fiction
ThemeEarly film in the South East Seaside
KeywordsBeaches
Location
RegionalBrighton and Hove
NationalEngland United Kingdom
Credits
ProductionCharles Goodwin Norton
DirectorCharles Goodwin Norton
FormatBlack & White Silent
Duration00:01:11:19
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details

Summary

Footage of breakers against ramparts and rocks by Charles Goodwin Norton in 1898.

Description

Footage shot from a single fixed location of breaking waves and rough sea along ramparts and rocky coastline.

Related resources

Books

Barnes, John. The Beginnings of the Cinema in England 1894-1901. Five Volumes, n.p. University of Exeter Press

Date: 1996-1998 John Barnes’s archaeological study of early cinema charts its development between 1894 and 1901. Barnes founded the Barnes Museum of Cinematography with his brother William in the 1960s. The collection provided primary material for Barnes’s study of early cinema.

Low, Rachael. The History of the British Film 1896-1906 n.p. George Allen & Unwin

Date: 1949

Collections

The Barnes Collection

Location: Hove Museum and Art Gallery Twins John and William Barnes founded the Barnes Museum of Cinematography in the 1960s. After the closure, the early part of the collection moved to Hove. The collection includes cameras, projectors and material relating to the Brighton School of film pioneers.
http://brightonmuseums.org.uk/discover/2015/02/26/the-barnes-brothers-collection/

Films

Location: BFI National Archive, British Film Institute, London Holds films made by Goodwin Norton.

Further Information on File at Screen Archive South East

BFI National Archive, copies kept on file SASE 950000.

Websites

Who’s Who of Victorian Cinema: Charles Goodwin Norton

Biographical overview and further reading.
http://www.victorian-cinema.net/norton.htm