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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 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Khanzhonkov See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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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Edited into Los comienzos de la animación (1995) See more »

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Insects with human vices
20 February 2019 | by luigicavaliereSee all my reviews

The revenge of a cameraman grasshooper, who films the adultery of another insect with a dancer from a nightclub. Afterwards, the insect takes his wife to the cinema and the film of his adultery appears on the screen. Starewitch had this characteristic: the stop- motion on the insects, that as in a prosopopoeic rhetoric, they have human vices.


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