“The Catastrophe on Martinique” ( fr. La Catastrophe de la Martinique , 1902 ) is a French short feature film by Fernand Zekk .
|Catastrophe in Martinique|
|La Catastrophe de la Martinique|
A plain backdrop depicted the city of Saint-Pierre with Pele towering above it. In the foreground was the sea (water tank). One man, hiding behind the mountain, burned sulfur. Another, with the help of a huge shield, sent smoke to the decoration (imitation of lava). The third person scattered sawdust (ash). The fourth man shook the water tank, imitating the waves and a sudden strong tide.
The film belongs to a genre named Pate "Chronicles of actual events."
- “During the shooting, the man who burned sulfur, stuck his head out of Mount Pele, asking me (Zekka) if he was free ... This frame was cut not from all copies ...” 
- In the same year, Georges Melies made a remake entitled “ Volcanic eruption in Martinique ”.
- Sadul J. The General History of Cinema - Volume 1. - M .: Art, 1958.
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