SCULPTEUR MODERNE (1908)
aka Modern Sculptors
Article 5267 by Dave Sindelar
Directed by Segundo de Chomon
Featuring Julienne Mathieu and Andre Deed
What it is: Special effects short
A woman presents a variety of sculptures and paintings, some of which come to life and others which create themselves.
I like Chomon best when he goes off the deep end and produces something truly bizarre. This, however, is not one of those; it’s merely a parade of special effects set pieces, some of which are obviously people pretending to be statues until they movie of their own accord, and others which are the work of stop-motion animation. In fact, some of the sculptures don’t move at all, which is a little disappointing. The special effects are well done, but the short is pretty ordinary overall. This is minor Chomon.