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Nude Woman by Waterfall
Nude Woman by Waterfall

Nude Woman by Waterfall 1920


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Nude Woman by Waterfall 1920

35 mins United Kingdom

British cinema pioneer Claude Friese-Greene, known for his beautiful colour travelogue The Open Road (1926), liked to feature young ladies gracefully posing within a scene. Bordering on the risqué, this earlier short includes a brief glimpse of him adjusting the model's pose for the camera: various takes show this to be an exercise in experimenting with camera techniques and artistic effects. The surroundings are incidental, as the film concentrates on the model's position and movement. Bohemian in style, the scenes echo art nouveau tableaux.

It's possible that the model is one of the Margaret Morris Dancers - later filmed by Friese-Greene in Dance of the Moods.




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