Tag Archives: 1890s

Matches – an appeal (1899 or 1914)

»Pictures of matchstick men« by British filmmaker Arthur Melbourne Cooper. One in a series of vintage shorts where the production year is disputed – maybe the earliest stop-motion ever! Playful and promising animation, but still not in my book of … Continue reading

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Pauvre Pierrot (1892)

This restoration is the only surviving part of Charles-Émile Reynaud’s »Pantomimes lumineuses«, shown at Musée Grévin with a modified praxinoscope dubbed the »Théâtre Optique«. Beautifully made with hundreds of meticulously hand-painted images, but the storytelling is far too slow, clumsy, … Continue reading

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