Muybridge no Ito

Muybridge's Strings

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: マイブリッジの糸
English: Muybridge's Strings
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 16, 2011
Producers: NHK, Polygon Pictures
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Original
Genres: Award WinningAward Winning, DramaDrama
Duration: 13 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.131 (scored by 800800 users)
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Ranked: #88372
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Popularity: #11421
Members: 2,005
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The destiny of photographer Eadweard Muybridge and that of a Japanese mother clash poetically in this exploration of the irrepressible human desire to make time stand still.

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Winner of the Excellence Award on the 15th Japan Media Arts Festival.

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Yamamura, Koji
Yamamura, Sanae
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Dec 27, 2022
It's easy to start this Yamamura animation with half-shut eyes, viewed timidly through the cracks of one's palms covering the face, just as a mother might do with a child while watching an R-rated film, as stepping into what looks like a commissioned biopic/historical piece on Eadweard Muybridge could be a bone-dry subject and fall into the routine trappings of a not-very-artistic documentary with sleep-inducing NPR narrators, but that's fortunately not the case, and this is filled to the brim with Yamamura's usual artistic direction, visual storytelling, and animation.

Photographic history is mostly of interest as a subset of technological development, from the antiquated large ...
Sep 18, 2021
Like paintings in motion.

This animation is a uniquely beautiful eulogy to the man that "pull the trigger" to the world of animation with his photographic studies of motion and early work in motion-picture projection – Eadweard Muybridge.

This animation intertwines the story of Muybridge’s life with that of a mother and a child in sui generis strokes and almost sketches-like animation. Harmonised with the sound of the piano as the background music to add nuances, this animation serves not only as a befitting tribute to Muybridge’s pioneering contribution to motion pictures and his controversial yet tragic personal life, but also encapsulates the intricacies of a ...

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