Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Inspiration: Early 1900s Film Footage
After seeing "The Artist" recently I became very interested in watching silent films. I had never actually seen one before that because I didn't really think it would keep my attention but wow, I was completely wrong! After watching a few silent films this week, mainly from the late 1920s, I got a bit curious in general about the history of film including the transition from silent to "talkies" as well as when color was introduced. With a little google research I found some really interesting early 1900s film shorts, some of my favorites of which are above. The first is an absolutely stunning test of Kodachrome color motion picture film from 1922. The second is a mind blowing hand colored dance short from 1899. The third is just... ridiculousness circa 1895.
Anyone else out there into old films, silent or not, and want to share some for favorites with me? :)