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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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That sounds interesting, thanks for the link
I'll set that to record. Thanks Barry.
Looks really interesting, thanks Barry.
Thanks guys - just setting the machine to record now - looks like it has a lot of potential
Brilliant programme - what a character!
Best programme all day!
Edit: Should have delighted B&W enthusiasts
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!
fascinating programme - the photographer as a chemist. He was a mad as a badger mind you!
Quote: Brilliant programme - what a character!
Yes agreed, a fascinating insight. I hadn't realised he was English.
Quote: I hadn't realised he was English.
I'm not sure that he did!
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!
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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