Horses and the History of Film Come Alive

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Emperor of Time

Fans of Counter-Canter Culture will have realized by now that I am a bit obsessed with the horse’s part in the history of film. Little pleases me more than the fact that the film industry owes its entire existence to one bet over whether or not a horse can “fly.”

But, I have never seen this fantastic tale told on film as expertly as the latest short from filmmaker Drew Christie, entitled “The Emperor of Time.” The story of the father of filmmaking, Eadweard Muybridge, is told in the short from the perspective of the son he abandoned as it flashes and flickers on a tiny antique screen.

I promise, whether you are a horse person, a film lover, or just a human, you will connect with this stunning work of art. Watch it below, then jump over to The Creators Project to learn more about Drew Cristie and “The Emperor of Time” here: A Melancholy Tale About the Father of Cinema, Eadweard Muybridge.

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