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Humorous Phases of Funny Faces


Happy birthday to you…


This is generally regarded as the first animated cartoon. So, having being made by James Stuart Blackton in 1906, animation is celebrating its 100th birthday!

“The hand of the artist draws faces and characters on a chalkboard. They come to life- smile and wink- a man smokes a cigar and blows smoke in a lady’s face, a circus clown leads a small dog to jump through a hoop… By today’s standards, the animation is quite primitive, but to audiences to whom live action films were still a marvel, they were magical. Imagine it… Drawings that move.” (Source: ASIFA)

This version includes a piano score composed and performed by Philip Carli.

Viene generalmente indicato come il primo cartone animato. Quindi, essendo stato realizzato da James Stuart Blackton nel 1906, l’animazione festeggia 100 anni!

“La mano dell’artista disegna facce e personaggi su una lavagna. Questi prendono vita – sorridono e ammiccano – un uomo fuma un sigaro in faccia a una donna, un clown fa saltare un cane dentro un cerchio… Per gli standard odierni, l’animazione e’ abbastanza primitiva, ma per pubblico che si meravigliava gia’ dei film dal vivo, era pura magia. Immaginatevi… Disegni che si muovono!!!” (Fonte: ASIFA)

Questa versione include un pezzo al piano composto ed eseguito da Philip Carli.

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LINK: Leggi di Humorous Phases of Funny Faces su American Memory.

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