Detail

Title ID 8435Collection ID1190
TitleCycle Corps
Date[1899 -1909?]
CollectionEarly Films
Genre/TypeProfessionalNon-fiction
ThemeEarly film in the South East Wartime and Military
KeywordsBicycles Armed Forces Landscape Rural Areas Men Uniforms
Location
RegionalBrighton and Hove
NationalEngland United Kingdom
Credits
ProductionCharles Goodwin Norton
DirectorCharles Goodwin Norton
FormatBlack & White Silent
Duration00:01:23:01
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details

Summary

A cycle corps are filmed during shooting practice by Charles Goodwin Norton.

Description

Soldiers run along a rural road with bicycles in formation. Leaving their bicycles by the road, they run forward with their guns, blasting at an unseen target. The group run back to their bicycles and push them past the camera in two lines.

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

NFTVA (BFI) 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