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J. Searle Dawley
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A mountain climber has a dream in which he meets the ghost of an old hermit hose magic telescope lets him look back into prehistoric times including such dinosaurs as a brontosaurus and a diatryma as well as a death struggle between a triceratops and a T-rex. Written by
Consider this a dry run for parts of King Kong and it becomes worthwhile
This short hasn't aged well-and I don't simply mean film stock aging either. The plot, the script and the idea are now creaky. Given that Willis O'Brien was part of the technical crew on King Kong some 15 years later, the stop-motion work in the last fourth or so of the film is really training for what he did on that film. It has a certain historic significance, but little else. Not even as a charming, if dusty curio. For ardent film buffs only, with the above caveats.
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