Monday, December 3, 2012

Pathé studios releases a wonderful 1908 hand colored film..."The Fairies and the Faun"

 The Guardian...

The success of Martin Scorsese's Hugo has reignited interest in the very earliest forms of cinema, and the French company Pathé was at the forefront of the new art form at the dawn of the 20th century. This four-minute short, Le Faune (The Fairies and the Faun), was shot in 1908 by the Pathé brothers. It takes the form of a ballet filled with trick photography and beautiful hand-tinted colours. The music is composed and performed by Icelandic cellist Hildur Guðnadóttir.

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