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Max Takes a Picture (1913)

Max fait de la photo (original title)
The dapper Max is excited to sneak shots of a Rubenesque beauty, because he's bored, with nothing else to photograph on the deserted French beach. But she pays him off, not to even peak at ... See full summary »

Director:

Lucien Nonguet (uncredited)

Star:

Max Linder
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Max Linder ... Max (uncredited)
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The dapper Max is excited to sneak shots of a Rubenesque beauty, because he's bored, with nothing else to photograph on the deserted French beach. But she pays him off, not to even peak at her in her bathing suit. As she's attempting to get ashore, she desperately tries to avoid his snapping away. Swimming back out, she disappears under the ocean, driving Max frantic with guilt. Written by David Stevens

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Short | Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

TV-G
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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

13 November 1913 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Production Co:

Pathé Frères See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Turner Classic Movies broadcast a 13-minute version of this film with an English title and an unidentified music score, See more »

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Thank goodness Linder made other movies
20 March 2009 | by morrisonhimselfSee all my reviews

This is, contentually, a waste of time. It's just not funny.

It is, however, interesting. It gives us viewers a look at a different culture, another time, another place.

It is worth seeing, for those reasons, and because Max Linder was in it.

Linder is another of those now-overlooked motion picture geniuses, of whom motion picture history is just filled. (Look at, for example, the end of Edwin Porter. He finished his life working in a factory, ignored by the industry he did so much to create.)

"Picture" does not really have a story. It is a vignette, and a rather pointless one.

But the elegant Linder set a tone and a style that American cinema ignored, replacing it with the Little Tramp and Fatty Arbuckle.

To know and to appreciate film history and film heritage, you really ought to see this movie.


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