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In 1872, former California governor Leland Stanford commissioned Eadweard Muybridge to provide photographic evidence supporting his claim that, when at a trot or a gallop, all four legs of a horse came off the ground. Muybridge’s consecutive photographs proved Stanford right—and are now hailed as the forerunners of motion pictures.
Following in those famous footsteps (or hoof steps), this program features motion pictures that literally study animals and objects in motion. From a rare 19th century chronophotography experiment by Lucien Bull and Étienne-Jules Marey to a transfixing thrill ride of a car roaring through Paris, these action shorts reveal movement that eludes the naked eye.