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Pioneer Photographer, Showman - Murderer BBC 1 Tues 22:35


montechoro 12 2.3k 2 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2010 4:10AM
The Weird Adventures of Eadweard Muybridge


"Pioneer photographer, forefather of cinema, showman, murderer - Eadweard Muybridge was a Victorian enigma. He was born and died in Kingston upon Thames, but did his most famous work in California - freezing time and starting it up again, so that for the first time people could see how a racing horse's legs moved. He went on to animate the movements of naked ladies, wrestlers, athletes, elephants, cockatoos and his own naked body, projecting his images publicly with a machine he invented and astounding audiences worldwide with the first flickerings of cinema. Alan Yentob follows in Muybridge's footsteps as he makes - and often changes - his name, and sets off to kill his young wife's lover. With Andy Serkis as Muybridge."

Pioneer Photographer, Showman and Murderer"

Looks good - especially with Andy Serkis

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Pete e2
13 18.7k 96 England
29 Nov 2010 11:12AM
That sounds interesting, thanks for the link
User_Removed 10 17.9k 8 Norway
29 Nov 2010 12:29PM
I'll set that to record. Thanks Barry.
sidaorb 8 3.9k 2 England
29 Nov 2010 12:34PM
Looks really interesting, thanks Barry.
montechoro 12 2.3k 2 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2010 7:27PM
Thanks guys - just setting the machine to record now - looks like it has a lot of potential
montechoro 12 2.3k 2 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2010 7:58AM
Brilliant programme - what a character!
Best programme all day!Grin

Edit: Should have delighted B&W enthusiasts Smile
RogBrown 7 3.0k 10 England
1 Dec 2010 9:57AM
I thought the most interesting fact was that, for his landscape shots, he had separate sky negatives which he printed in later. So there you are, you anti-Photoshop brigade! He was doing it 150 years ago! Smile
brian1208 e2
11 10.6k 12 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2010 9:57AM
fascinating programme - the photographer as a chemist. He was a mad as a badger mind you! Smile
Pete e2
13 18.7k 96 England
1 Dec 2010 9:59AM

Quote:Brilliant programme - what a character!

Yes agreed, a fascinating insight. I hadn't realised he was English.
1 Dec 2010 10:03AM

Quote:I hadn't realised he was English.


I'm not sure that he did!Smile
montechoro 12 2.3k 2 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2010 7:24PM

Quote:I thought the most interesting fact was that, for his landscape shots, he had separate sky negatives which he printed in later. So there you are, you anti-Photoshop brigade! He was doing it 150 years ago! Smile


I laughed at that too RogBrown. He was way ahead of his time.

Mind you it helped having such huge financial backing for his battery of 24 automatic release cameras and a colossal purpose built studio to use.

That's not taking one iota of his achievement away from him - he was a true original thinker and genuine photographic pioneer.

As a result of this programme - I am very interested in learning more about him and seeing more of his work.

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