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

Subject: RE: Maillardet's Automaton (the "Draughtsman-Writer")
From: "Janoff, Steven" <Steven -dot- Janoff -at- ga -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>, Fred Ridder <docudoc -at- hotmail -dot- com>, Tony Chung <tonyc -at- tonychung -dot- ca>
Date: Fri, 24 May 2013 17:04:49 -0700

It's fun being wrong. :)

Thanks for the correction. Ah yes, confusing my M's.

I do remember seeing a film by Melies many years ago, and it was pretty spectacular.

And as for that other guy... well yes, he was a pioneer too.

Signing off, Happy Friday, have a great weekend all!

Steve

PS - You sure it's not Meauybrieadge? (I remember reading that he changed his first name just to be different -- but don't quote me on that, and I'm too lazy to look it up on Slickipedia. Spelling and punctuation are the first things to go as you get older....)

From: Fred Ridder [mailto:docudoc -at- hotmail -dot- com]
Sent: Friday, May 24, 2013 2:47 PM
To: Janoff, Steven; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com; Tony Chung
Subject: RE: Maillardet's Automaton (the "Draughtsman-Writer")

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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References:
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
RE: Maillardet's Automaton (the "Draughtsman-Writer"): From: Fred Ridder

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