Lately, I came across this video on youtube about Gilles Deleuze's Film Theory.
As the intellectual content of the video interested me a lot, it was the footage that hypnotised me with it's study of pure, simple, monumental movements, as found in the very first film experiments.
(can someone confirm the date and origin of these images by the way?)
Now, what I would really like to know is what it is that makes these movements so beautiful?
In my view, it has something to do with the materiality of the filmprocess itself, that comes to the surface by using low frame rates and thus making the process of multiple still images turning in one moving image very touchable and visible.
Now, there has to be more. I did some experiments but did not come to a feeling of movement as in these little shots.
Can someone, besides a general discussion about this, tell me some technical stuff about these images?