Plot Points: Employees Leaving the Lumiere Factory

David Conrad

David has a Ph.D. in history from the University of Texas at Austin. He loves foreign films, westerns, war flicks, and has read nearly every word J.R.R. Tolkien ever wrote. David lived in Japan for three years and is always eager to talk about it. Follow him on Twitter at @davidaconrad or email him at

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2 Responses

  1. Jandy Hardesty says:

    I somehow missed this post entirely in the Back to the Future excitement! This is awesome. Thanks for bringing such a fine critical eye to one of cinema’s clear masterpieces. (It sounds as though I’m being facetious, but I’m actually not…much. I love the early Lumiere films.)

    • David Conrad says:

      Haha, thanks! I really did intend to write this as a joke, but I’m constitutionally incapable of it, I think. I’m glad I got the chance to give the film some thought other than, “Oh, early Lumiere film, interesting that they chose their workers and their factory.” There’s so much more going on than I’d ever noticed.