El hotel eléctrico
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|El hotel eléctrico|
A scene from El Hotel eléctrico
|Directed by||Segundo de Chomón|
|Starring||Segundo de Chomón, Julienne Mathieu|
|Distributed by||Pathé Frères|
The film displays one of the earliest uses of stop motion animation in history, though it is not de Chomón's first try at this technique. His 1906 film, Le théâtre de Bob, uses animated puppets. However, El Hotel eléctrico is also an early use of pixilation.
As baggage is checked in, that baggage moves by itself to a room where it opens itself, revealing lots of brushes that now move out. A man and a woman sit down. Then the man's boot unbuckles by itself. With the boot off, a brush moves itself up and down on the front end. The woman's coat comes off by itself, followed by the woman's hair receiving a thorough brushing - also by itself - and subsequently her hair ties itself into a bun. Following those actions is a scene of a man in front of a wall full of electrical switches. As he pulls one large switch down, the scene cuts to various chairs and other furniture moving in chaotic ways as the short ends.
- "El hotel eléctrico [Obra audiovisual] / Segundo de Chomón.". Filmoteca Española. Retrieved 5 April 2014.
- El hotel eléctrico at the Internet Movie Database
- El hotel eléctrico is available for free download at the Internet Archive
- El hotel eléctrico on YouTube
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