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Long Distance Wireless Photography (1908)

Photographie électrique à distance (original title)
Not Rated | | Short, Sci-Fi | April 1908 (USA)
An eccentric photographer demonstrates the wonders of technology to a couple who want to be photographed by his innovative wireless procedure that accents one's inner personality. Are they prepared for the harsh truth of the camera's eye?

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Georges Méliès
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Fernande Albany
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Surrounded by astonishing and refined devices coupled with complex and sophisticated machinery, an eccentric photographer and indefatigable inventor demonstrates the wonders of modern technology to an ecstatic couple, into the safe environment of his photographic studio. Then--after a brief but utterly convincing presentation--it's the well-dressed lady's turn to be photographed by this innovative wireless procedure that accentuates one's inner personality; however, no one can tell what the perfect optical lens will see. Is everyone prepared for the harsh truth of the camera's eye? Written by Nick Riganas

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Short | Sci-Fi

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Country:

France

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April 1908 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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It Gets At Their Souls
20 November 2017 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Melies is poking fun at the madness of science. In the process, his scientist has invented a type off camera that can send images through the air. An older couple show up to have their pictures taken. At first they get a demonstration of the new technology. Everything goes quite well. But when their turn comes, the pictures that arrive are venomous, showing the worst qualities of the people. This has a bit of a "Twilight Zone" sense to it. It is a bit boring but holds its own for quite a while. The machine is quite amazing.


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