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Onesime, Clockmaker (1912)

Onésime horloger (original title)

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The only way Onésime could think of to get his inheritance quicker was to set the clocks forward. Surprise: the whole world starts speeding up wildly.

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The leisure-loving Onésime receives a letter, notifying him that he has just inherited a large fortune - but there is a catch. Because Onésime's witless, lazy nature is so well known, he must wait for 20 years before he can receive any of the inheritance. Near despair, Onésime happens to read a clock-making treatise, which describes how to adjust the speed of a clock. This gives him an idea, which he hurries off to try. Written by Snow Leopard

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11 March 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Onesime, Clock-Maker (1912)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Onesime has just inherited a large fortune but he can't get the money for twenty years so he sets the "main clock" to move faster so that days pass in fifteen minutes. This is certainly a gimmick film with the gimmick being the camera under cranked to deliver a higher speed. There's some interesting stop-animation type effects that are the main reason to view this.

Winsor McCay and His Animated Pictures (1911)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Famed cartoonist Winsor McCay is laughed at by friends when he plans to turn his comics into moving pictures. We first see him drawing the picture and then at the end we see them moving. The moving animation is very entertaining but the story wrapped around it is rather boring, although I guess it's basically a set-up.


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