Who was Eadweard Muybridge? Father of movies? Designer of video erotic entertainment? Lunatic? Virtuoso? Killer? There’s a case to be made for these sobriquets, which is the reason it’s hard to understand this Victorian individual. Indeed, even the reasons why Edward James Muggeridge spelled his name so “weard”- ly are hard to understand.
Give first-time include producer Kyle Rideout good grades for attempting. He opens his photo with the line “motivated by genuine occasions,” apparently to make a little squirm room, before diving into the dinky maze of Muybridge’s life.
A couple of things you ought to know. Muybridge (1830 – 1904) is recalled principally for his stop-movement investigations of creatures and individuals.