RE: Maillardet's Automaton (the "Draughtsman-Writer")

Subject: RE: Maillardet's Automaton (the "Draughtsman-Writer")
From: Fred Ridder <docudoc -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: "Janoff, Steven" <steven -dot- janoff -at- ga -dot- com>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>, Tony Chung <tonyc -at- tonychung -dot- ca>
Date: Fri, 24 May 2013 17:47:13 -0400

Steven Janoff wrote:

> Méliès is awesome, a real pioneer. Didn't he do those movies with the running man and the horse in motion? Amazing stuff.

I think you're confusing Méliès with the English film pioneer Eadweard Muybridge.
Muybridge was preoccupied with the analysis of locomotion, while Méliès was a showman who loved illusion and trickery and generally fabulous films.

-Fred Ridder



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Maillardet's Automaton (the "Draughtsman-Writer"): From: Janoff, Steven
Re: Maillardet's Automaton (the "Draughtsman-Writer"): From: Tony Chung
RE: Maillardet's Automaton (the "Draughtsman-Writer"): From: Janoff, Steven

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