EXPOSING MUYBRIDGE – Review by Diane Carson

Director Marc Shaffer begins his documentary Exposing Muybridge with a succession of Eadweard Muybridge film, history, museum, and photography experts giving one-word descriptions of this complicated, multi-talented man. They suggest: tricky, eccentric, duplicitous, temperamental, volatile, mischievous, and “God or the devil, probably both.” Shaffer proceeds in the next eighty-eight minutes to offer details substantiating each attribute, describing several events less than complimentary to Muybridge. This significant historical figure proves as elusive as he is imposing.

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