This short starts out as a documentary. In a dramatization, Eadward Muybridge's photographic experiments prove that when a horse gallops, there are times when all four of the animal's feet ... See full summary »
This short starts out as a documentary. In a dramatization, Eadward Muybridge's photographic experiments prove that when a horse gallops, there are times when all four of the animal's feet are off the ground. We are then brought to the present, where MGM directors and their cinematographers are shown working on current productions. The film closes with closeups of the studio's major stars and a tribute to the studio's actors who have joined the armed forces. Written by
David Glagovsky <email@example.com>
Interesting documentary sort/promotional piece from MGM starts off talking about how the camera was created as how it can tell the truth when countless eye witnesses might not give a clear answer as to what they saw. The second half of the short talks about current cameras being used at MGM and we get some behind the scenes clips to various films including Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. It's also worth noting that at the end of the film there's a quick rundown of future MGM movies and that includes The Yearling but they've got Spencer Tracy down as the actor when it would eventually feature Gregory Peck. This short isn't anything groundbreaking but in the end it is quite fun and worth checking out on Turner Classic Movies.
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