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Comment on Eadweard Muybridge, Zoopraxographer: First Film Ever 1878

Release: 1975-01-01
Eadweard Muybridge, Zoopraxographer
First Film Ever 1878 (The Race Horse In Motion) Scene
Clip Description
The early film experiment by Eadweard Muybridge proving that horses do sometimes have all four hoofs off the ground.
Movie Description
Thom Andersen's remarkable and sadly neglected hour-long documentary adroitly combines biography, history, film theory, and philosophical reflection. Muybridge's photographic studies of animal locomotion in the 1870s were a major forerunner of movies; even more interesting are his subsequent studies of diverse people, photographed against neutral backgrounds.