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Humorous Phases of Funny Faces (1906)

A cartoonist draws faces and figures on a blackboard - and they come to life.

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J. Stuart Blackton (uncredited)
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J. Stuart Blackton ... Cartoonist (uncredited)
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Considered the first truly animated movie (or at least the first verifiable, surviving animation), this film is based on the lightning-sketch, a popular vaudeville act. The artist (Blackton) draws a series of faces on a blackboard, which then seem to take on a life of their own. Written by kemie <kemie@hotbot.com>

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

6 April 1906 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Vicces arcok vicces fázisai See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

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1.33 : 1
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Started in 1904, released in 1906. See more »

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J. Stuart Blackton's hand keeps getting in the camera's way. See more »

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Chalkboard Video
12 May 2019 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Using chalk on a blackboard gives rise to yet another form of animation. Using stop action shots the characters come to life. The drawings are quite creative and show emotions well. Not an outstanding film, but they were all getting their feet wet in those days, trying to figure out this new fangled movie camera.


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