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The Electric Hotel (El hotel eléctrico) (1908)

The Electric Hotel
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El hotel electrico Segundo de Chomon, 1905


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The film displays one of the earliest uses of stop motion animation in history, though it is not de Chomón's first try at this technique. His 1906 film, Le théâtre de Bob, uses animated puppets. However, El Hotel eléctrico is also an early use of pixilation.
Release date: 19 December 1908
Tags: 1900s (2), Silent (2), Short (2), Animation (2), France (2), Sort (1), 1908 (1), Short Film (1), Spain (1), Stop Motion (1), Electricity (1), B&w (1), Fantasy (1)
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"7.11. (Teatteri/35 mm) Tässä oli tyyppi jolla oli hyvä rumat pulisongit. Vielä alussa tavaroiden purkautuessa matkalaukusta omin voimin tässä oli jotain svankmajermaista surrealismia, mutta kampauskohtauksessa oli hermojen meno lähellä."

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"DIR: Segundo de Chomon SUMMARY: A couple check into a hotel where everything is controlled electrically. WHY IT'S HERE: This Spanish short film is one of the earliest examples of this kind of blending of live action film and stop motion animation. A couple check into a hotel where everything is done electrically. This somehow means that their bags are able to unpack themselves and the razors and brushes shave and brush their hair and shoes unassisted. The effect may look primitive today but "

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