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Long Distance Wireless Photography (1908)

Photographie électrique à distance (original title)
Into a photography studio full of large fantastic machines steps an elderly couple. The bearded proprietor explains the equipment and gives them a demonstration: he starts machines whirring... See full summary »

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Into a photography studio full of large fantastic machines steps an elderly couple. The bearded proprietor explains the equipment and gives them a demonstration: he starts machines whirring, and projects a painting of three women onto a large screen; suddenly the women begin to move. The customers are impressed. First the women sits in the special seat: she's projected onto the screen, and her good nature comes out in the laughing image. Then it's the man's turn, but the machine discloses a vastly different nature in him. Will his reaction threaten our proprietor's inventions? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Has A Couple Of Good Moments
3 December 2002 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

While it's a little less efficient than the best Méliès features, "Long Distance Wireless Photography" does have a couple of good moments in it. The fanciful story starts with a special camera that produces images which bring out hidden aspects or characteristics of its subjects. It takes a little while to set everything up before it really gets going, but along the way there are the trademark Méliès visual details and special effects. Except for a couple of high points, it's only mildly interesting by his standards, but of course that's not too bad by most other standards of the era.


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