The Naked Eye (1956)

Genres - Visual Arts  |   Sub-Genres - Graphic & Applied Arts  |   Run Time - 71 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This 71-minute documentary is a celebration of photographers and photography. No mere dry treatise, the film endeavors to convey the fun and enjoyment of photography to the uninitiated. Filmmaker Clyde Stoumen achieves the near-impossible by bringing still pictures to "life" through the utilization of a process he described as "photographic animation," far better seen than described. In addition, Stoumen offers generous vignettes from Willard Van Dyke's similarly-themed documentary The Photographer. The Naked Eye was narrated by Raymond Massey, with music provided by Elmer Bernstein.

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photography