This surreal film is one of the earliest color motion pictures ever2/11/2013
Thirteen years before the first full-length color feature film and seven years before the first Academy Awards ceremony, the people at Kodak shot this four-and-a-half minute Kodachrome test. The new medium used a dual-lens camera, recording filtered images on black/white negative stock, which went through a lengthy treatment process to create this dreamy mix of soft hues. Hand-crank cameras were still in use in 1922 and, combined with the patchy density of the film of the time, produced the familiar flicker effect. Also of note are the exaggerated mannerisms of the actresses, common in the era of silent film, but distinctly unnatural when viewed today. [Source]
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