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16 February 1910 (USA)  »

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The power of the microscope
8 March 2015 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

An entertaining picture, depicting very graphically the movements of a fly when viewed through a microscope and the enlarged image thrown upon the screen in a motion picture. The marvel of this picture is its clear photography, even though it reproduces a small object the motions of which are very rapid. And the success of the picture suggests unlimited educational possibilities. With the power of the microscope utilized in the production of motion pictures, there is opened to the mass of people a new world even more wonderful than the one with which they are familiar, because it is peopled with living creatures so small that the human eye is incapable of acquiring a clear understanding of them. This picture deserves a cordial welcome wherever it is shown, and if the audience before which it was exhibited upon the day of its release can be taken as an indication, there is no question about the interest pictures of this character will excite. - The Moving Picture World, February 26, 1910


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