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A film by Thom Andersen

Disc Specs
1975, 2015 / 60 minutes / 1.33:1
English Dolby Digital 2.0


    A fascinating investigation into the work of photographer and cinema pioneer Eadweard Muybridge, Thom Andersen's (Los Angeles Plays Itself, Red Hollywood) much-lauded documentary incorporates a biographical overview of its subject with a re-animation of his historic sequential photographs.

    Newly restored by the UCLA Film & Television Archive, Eadweard Muybridge, Zoopraxographer discusses his early experiments in 3-D stereoscopic photography as well as providing background information on his subjects. Assisted by filmmaker Morgan Fisher, Andersen re-photographed and then animated more than 3,000 of Muybridge's sequential images, giving new life to the experiments.

    Narrated by Dean Stockwell, Andersen's documentary is that rare feat of filmmaking as film criticism, an investigation into cinema's primordial years that connects the medium's invention to the broader history of Western representation.

    Special Features

    Theatrical Trailers for Los Angeles Plays Itself and Red Hollywood
    Essay by Thom Andersen and author Ross Lipman

    Film Reviews

    "A brilliant, innovative film. Manages to be both a film about history and a genuine work of art."
    The New York Times