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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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
Nice film from Georges Melies has a man creating a machine that can show people for how they really are. Various people sit down (or stand) by a machine and then their real image is projected on the screen. At just under 6-minutes this here is a pretty good short from the French filmmaker as he manages to get a couple nice laughs from the "real" sides that get shown on the screen. My personal favorite happened towards the end with the monkey looking creature. The film does start off a tad bit slow because Melies takes his time leading up to the machine in motion but once this happens it really picks up and delivers. I think some of the magic that the director is best known for is missing here but it's still worth watching.
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