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Christmas Past – 25 and end of a series – Santa Claus (1898) – G.A. Smith | BFI National Archive

December 25th, 2019 Comments off

Christmas Past – 25 and end of a series – Santa Claus (1898) – G.A. Smith | BFI National Archive

Christmas Past - 25 and end of a series - Santa Claus (1898) - G.A. Smith | BFI National Archive

Made in 1898, G.A. Smith’s ‘Santa Claus’ is a film of considerable technical ambition and accomplishment for its period. It uses pioneering visual effects in its depiction of a visit from St. Nicholas.

A former magic lanternist and hypnotist, Smith was one of the first British film-makers to make extensive use of special effects to create fantastical scenes. It comes as little surprise that Smith corresponded with the French pioneer Georges Méliès at about this time, as the two men shared a common goal in terms of creating an authentic cinema of illusion. (Michael Brooke)



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Christmas Past – 24 in a series – Successful Farming 1929-12

December 24th, 2019 Comments off

Christmas Past – 24 in a series – Successful Farming 1929-12

Christmas Past - 24 in a series - Successful Farming 1929-12



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Christmas Past – 21 in a series – The Life And Adventures Of Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum (1902)

December 21st, 2019 Comments off

Christmas Past – 21 in a series – The Life And Adventures Of Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum (1902)

Christmas Past - 21 in a series - The Life And Adventures Of Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum (1902)



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