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The Cameraman's Revenge (1912)

Mest kinematograficheskogo operatora (original title)
Mr Beetle seeks companionship from a statuesque dragonfly dancer, unaware that her ex-boyfriend, a slender grasshopper and an industrious cameraman, watches their every move. Will Mrs Beetle forgive him? Will he get away with adultery?
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A jilted husband takes his revenge by filming his wife and her lover and showing the result at the local cinema. This was one of Starewicz' first animated films, and stars very realistic animated beetles. Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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Country:

Russia

Release Date:

27 October 1912 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

The Revenge of a Kinematograph Cameraman See more »

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Production Co:

Khanzhonkov See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Dead bugs were used as the puppets seen in this film. See more »

Goofs

When the movie is shown in the theater, the camera angle is the one where we saw the scene from, but not the one where the grasshopper filmed the scene from. See more »

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Featured in Animated Century (2003) See more »

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meet the beetles
5 January 2017 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

Władysław Starewicz's best known short is "Mest' kinematograficheskogo operatora" ("The Cameraman's Revenge" in English). The plot involves an extramarital affair, but the story gets told using insects! It goes to show that animation doesn't have to be "cute". Some of those cartoons from animation's infancy were outright surreal. More importantly, these shorts are more interesting than these animated features starring the celebrity of the moment. A trick that this one uses is the title of the movie getting shown in the theater (Russian-speakers will recognize it).

A nice little short. Check it out.


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