Falling Cat

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Falling Cat 1894

Falling Cat is an 1894 short film produced and directed by Étienne-Jules Marey, a French scientist. It was filmed in a public park, Bois de Boulogne, and released in France.[1] It is believed to be the first motion picture in history to show a live cat. The film consists solely of the feline falling down and landing on its feet.[1]

Marey had assembled a camera that was capable of taking twelve consecutive frames a second. It resembled a short barrelled shotgun with a magazine. With this, he studied various animals in action. His most famous study was his ‘animated zoo’, in which this cat was dropped from a height of a few feet in order to see if it always landed on its feet.[2]

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  1. ^ a b Falling Cat (1894) on IMDb
  2. ^ "Falling Cat (Documentary Movie) streaming video". Movie Video Streaming. 2015. Retrieved 31 March 2015.

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