Edwardian Insects on Film
Genre : Documentaire
Durée : 0h59
Sortie : 19 mars 2013
Réalisé par : John Holdsworth
Nationalité : Royaume-Uni
In 1908, amateur naturalist and pioneering filmmaker Percy Smith stunned early cinema goers with his footage of the juggling fly. Hailed as the father of Natural History film, Smith was a hugely influential visual pioneer, inventing many techniques that are still used today. Being both a genius and an eccentric, we follow his life from his earliest films, to the collapse of his house from his mould experiment to his ultimate suicide. We also meet Natural History icon Sir David Attenborough, who was so amazed by Smith’s films in the 1930s that they inspired him to get into natural history.
Bryony Dixon Elle-même - Curator, Silent Film, BFI
Jenny Hammerton Elle-même - Film Archivist
Michael Harvey Lui-même - National Media Museum
Percy Smith Lui-même - archive footage
John Winder Lui-même - Scientist & Collector
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