From: James Cahill (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Jul 30 2008 - 08:48:24 PDT
Along these lines (of the experimental in the scientific *and* formal sense) are Lucien Bull's studies of the flight of dragon flies, mosquitos, and house flies, as well as Jean Painlevé's "Les Assassins d'eau douce" (1946), which prominently features dragon fly larvae.
I also believe Hans Richter also made a film called "The Moth" which Painlevé screened at one of his scientific film congresses in the 30s and 40s...
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From: Chen Sheinberg <email suppressed>
Date: Wednesday, July 30, 2008 10:09 am
Subject: Re: INSECT FILMS
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> Re: INSECT FILMS Wladislaw starewicz - "The Cameraman's Revenge "
> is certainly one of the great insect films and percy smith is very
> interaeting too,
> he also made "The birth of a flower" (1910) - "The Birth of a
> nation" of experimental scientific films.
> thank you for all the information
> From: Bill Brand
> To: email suppressed
> Sent: Wednesday, July 30, 2008 2:24 PM
> Subject: Re: INSECT FILMS
> Don't forget the insect great grandfather of us all, Wladyslaw
> Starewicz. "The Cameraman's Revenge (1912) of course, but he made
> a whole genre and life out of animating insects.
> does anybody know about experimental films involving insects
> except "Mothlight" by Brakhage?
> Bill Brand
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