Soldiers march a condemned man through a rural area to a bridge high above a stream. While a boy plays a drum, one soldier puts a noose around the prisoner's neck and stand him on the ... See full summary »
Al Brick was a Fox cameraman who rose to prominence -- such as it was -- with half a dozen of the "Looney Lens" shorts, usually shown as one-minute clips in Fox newsreels. He would shoot various objects using, as the name of the series suggests, oddly shaped lenses.
In this one, it looks like he shot a Manhattan street scene, concentrating on a skyscraper, through a beam splitter, and then rotated the two images independently. Beam splitting was one of the methods used to shoot color film in this period and was incorporated into the Technicolor monopack a decade later. Showing this piece would have been startling to the current audience, who were used to the idea that a camera recorded reality. Looking at this warped version would have been weird.
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