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The Weird Adventures of Eadweard Muybridge

Episode 3 of 6

Arts documentary. A portrait of the pioneering forefather of cinema Eadweard Muybridge, whose work astounded audiences worldwide.

Pioneer photographer, forefather of cinema, showman, murderer - Eadweard Muybridge was a Victorian enigma. He was born and died in Kingston upon Thames, but did his most famous work in California - freezing time and starting it up again, so that for the first time people could see how a racing horse's legs moved. He went on to animate the movements of naked ladies, wrestlers, athletes, elephants, cockatoos and his own naked body, projecting his images publicly with a machine he invented and astounding audiences worldwide with the first flickerings of cinema. Alan Yentob follows in Muybridge's footsteps as he makes - and often changes - his name, and sets off to kill his young wife's lover. With Andy Serkis as Muybridge.

1 hour

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Alan Yentob
Director Jill Nicholls
Series Editor Alan Yentob
Participant Andy Serkis
Producer Jill Nicholls
Executive Producer David Okuefuna

Broadcasts

  • Tue 30 Nov 2010 22:35
  • Tue 30 Nov 2010 23:05
  • Tue 30 Nov 2010 23:20
  • Mon 7 Mar 2011 03:10