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Aerial Submarine  A Startling Forecast. Piracy in Sea and Air
Aerial Submarine  A Startling Forecast. Piracy in Sea and Air

Aerial Submarine A Startling Forecast. Piracy in Sea and Air 1910

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Aerial Submarine A Startling Forecast. Piracy in Sea and Air 1910

9 mins United Kingdom

Aided by futuristic technology, piracy knows no bounds! A fiendish female pirate takes two kidnapped children on a joy-ride through sea and air with her nifty aerial submarine. W.R. Booth's painted backgrounds and Méliès-style camera tricks create a wonderfully surreal Jules Verne-like world where nothing is quite what you expect.

The film owes its painted backgrounds, underwater scenery and short animated sequence to Walter R. Booth, whose training as a magician visibly influenced his later work as a filmmaker. Booth devised many short 'trick' films with silent film pioneer R.W. Paul before joining Charles Urban's company Kineto Ltd in 1906.

Digitisation supported by The Mohamed S. Farsi Foundation

Genres

Science Fiction

Tags

Cruise liners Torpedoes Underwater Aircraft Pirates

Collection

Tomorrow's World

Released

1910

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

Production company

Kineto

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