black and white and colour

There was recently a programme on BBC4 about the early pioneers of silent cinema which showed the start of moving images from zoetropes to the works of the Lumiere brothers and their English counterpart George Smith. The programme is a bit dependant on how much you like Paul Merton in this kind of format but he was passionate and knowledgable enough to make it interesting and we got to see examples of early George Melies work including this, an example of frame painting work where the colour was added to each frame by hand.

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