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  • Short Summary

    Camera tricks are used for pictorial effect as a ballet dancer is filmed.

  • Description

    "The Cine-camera brings to the dancer, as in a frame, the grace of Slow Motion - the power that adds the gliding ability of suspended motion, (and multiple image)."

    Inside a picture frame device we see slow motion footage of a dancer. She is not named. She performs balletic steps and by means of a camera trick she appears twice in the frame (optical printing?). Various camera tricks are used including freezing the image and superimposing to ghostly effect. "Leaping and whirring in the glare of the light, the dancer is an appropriate subject for the moving art of the silver screen." The dancer is seen leaping then freezing in mid air. More camera trickery ensues.

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 592.

    2 x safety prints exist.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    968.09
    Media URN:
    17514
    Group:
    Eve pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    06/10/1932
    Sound:
    mute
    hd format:
    HD Cam
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:25:53:00 / 01:28:24:00
    Canister:
    EP 247

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