By the time this movie came out, Segundo de Chomon had beaten Georges Melies at trick films -- in fact, the trick film had vanished. Oh, the camera tricks remained, but they now were techniques for effects. Films had become a medium for telling stories. So, like many another film pioneer, de Chomon found himself a revered elder statesman and out of a job.
He did not give up easily, and returned to being a cinematographer, with the tricks he had learned over the years -- now techniques -- to a still popular subject: travelogues. In this one he uses a series of cuts to show scenes in Girone, the slow, leisurely pace of the cuts working very effectively, like statements in an argument, to make Girone a picturesque and pleasant place to spend some time in.
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