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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
Georges Méliès
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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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Has A Couple Of Good Moments
3 December 2002 | by Snow LeopardSee all my reviews

While it's a little less efficient than the best Méliès features, "Long Distance Wireless Photography" does have a couple of good moments in it. The fanciful story starts with a special camera that produces images which bring out hidden aspects or characteristics of its subjects. It takes a little while to set everything up before it really gets going, but along the way there are the trademark Méliès visual details and special effects. Except for a couple of high points, it's only mildly interesting by his standards, but of course that's not too bad by most other standards of the era.


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