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11 Ratings

Passage de Venus

France, 1887
Documentary, Short


A series of photographs of the transit of the planet Venus across the Sun taken in 1874 by the French astronomer Pierre Janssen using his ‘photographic revolver’. The images are the first instance of cinematography and time-lapse photography. It is the oldest film in the IMDb.

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Passage de Venus Directed by Pierre Jules César Janssen

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