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“Exposing Muybridge,” is a terrific new documentary from PBS “Frontline” veteran and “Broken Dreams: The Boeing 787” director Marc Shaffer. Shaffer serves up a polished, brisk and entertaining documentary that details a life so colorful that Oscar winner Gary Oldman is trying to make a biography of the British expat recognized as the father of the cinema.
Eadweard Muybridge, set the course for the development of cinema when he became the first photographer to capture something moving faster than the human eye can see--Leland Stanford's galloping horses. Muybridge also produced a sprawling and spectacular landscape catalogue, ranging from Alaska to Central America, Utah to California. Artful, resilient, selfish, naive, eccentric, deceitful--Muybridge is a complicated, imperfect man. "The machine cannot lie," Stanford declared of Muybridge's pioneering motion images. But what about the photographer? More than a century after his death, Muybridge's photographs have never ceased to seduce cutting-edge artists, scientists, innovators, and general viewers alike.
If you’ve seen “Nope,” you will recall Jordan Peele’s clever, connection to the iconic images of Muybridge. The stunt-horse training family under alien assault pass themselves off as descendants of the jockey who appeared in the very first “motion picture,” that of a rider taking a horse through its paces for “motion studies” conceived and filmed by one of the great photographers of the age.
Q&A with Director, Marc Shaffer