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  • Short Summary

    Camera tricks including optical printing & stopping and restarting the film used to disprove title.

  • Description

    Introductory intertitle reads: "The biggest friend the Cinema ever had was the man who coined the phrase "the camera cannot lie." What would he think about this?"

    Through optical printing techniques various trick shots are presented to the audience. Buildings move and grow, the top of a palm tree flies. "The camera cannot lie", bless our souls - but it does bend a little now and then...!" A biplane is seen flying down a city street. It stops mid air then flies off, leaving a still image of itself behind. This is repeated. Other planes fly low over other city streets.

    Note: unusual camera trick effects - quite fun!

    Was an item in Pathe Pictorial issue number 646.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    902.22
    Media URN:
    15275
    Group:
    Eve pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    18/08/1930
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:56:32:00 / 01:58:27:00
    Canister:
    EP 155

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