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The Magic of Early Cinema – The Serpentine Dance

Today we’re looking at ‘The Serpentine Dance’, a wonderful short film produced by the Lumière brothers at the end of the 19th century – In the movie, we watch the dancer Loie Fuller as she moves gracefully around in a gown which constantly changes color – The film was shot in black and white and each frame was hand painted afterwards to give this beautiful effect. It truly is a masterpiece of early cinema...

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2 comments

  1. gvelasco

    gvelasco

    These guys never cease to amaze me. It's amazing what people can accomplish manually with patience and skill.

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  2. lomurella

    lomurella

    precioso, amo las películas y cortos antiguos.

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