Redemptive and endlessly fascinating, Andersen and co-directors spent 10 years animating Muybridge's motion studies, bringing the figures to life in a way that the protocinematic figure was not able to in his career. It may appear dry and didactic at first, but stick with it for subtle essayistic insights along the way. Dean Stockwell narrates.
At barely an hour in length there's a lot to take in . Andersen's reflections include biographical insights to the sometimes obsessive nature of this work and film theory exploring the relationship between Muybride's technological advancements and his work's capacity to enlighten on an almost philosophical level. One of the best essay on film. Masterpiece.