West's Pictures and the Brescians
Anew departure m cinematographic art is promised at the opening performance of West's Pictures and the Brescians Orchestra and Singers at the Oddfellows' Hall, tonight, resulting from a scientific adaptation of the principles of the stereoscope to the cinematograph camera, whereby, instead of witnessing the ordinary flat picture, we are to see without the aid *of auxiliary lenses pictures m which solid objects are witnessed as m natural vision, and so great is the vista m some of the scenes that it is hard to realis* one is looking at a picture, and not at the actual scene. A particularly olever example of this new invention is a view 'In Barcelona Park' by moonlight, as also the Italian series, m which we are to see the Catacombs, tho Coliseum, and the Forum of ancient Rome, m a manner that is practically equivalent to visiting the places themselves. Again, m the art of coloring cinematograms the West repertoire will present to us several examples— a process by which tho details of each picture are so prominently brought out as to completely revolutionise our ideas of what the cinematograph has hitherto been considered capable of. The West and Brescian season m this town is being looked forward to with considerable interest, the management bringing with them, as they do, all that it is possible to obtain m novel effect m pictorial enterprise.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6578, 24 May 1905
West's Pictures and the Brescians Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6578, 24 May 1905
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