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18th(2016)



Automated Hat-maker and Sausage-grinder

Alice GUY-BLACHÉ

  • France
  • 1900
  • Korean Premiere
  • 1min
  • HD
  • black and white
  • Fiction

Korean Premiere

Comedy SF Fantasy Classic

This is a SF film that presents an almighty machine which
 transforms various ingredient and water into hats and sausage like today’s
 computer and 3D printer. This film adopts a chant for the modern automated
 machine and is a satirical comment on the conceptual visions of scientists and
 engineers at the same time. The satirical comments on exaggerated scientific
 technology were one of the major themes in her early films. The Burstup
 Homes Murder Case
(1913), a detective story made in her middle period,
 portrays the failure of detective Holmes in a satirical tone. The breakfast in
 the film becomes all the more uncomfortable with the help of machines, and
 Holmes keeps on sticking to the method of scientific investigation instead of
 reading the criminal’s psychology. [CHO HeyYoung]

Director

  • Alice GUY-BLACHÉAlice GUY-BLACHÉ

    "Born in 1873 in Paris, France, Alice GUY-BLACHÉ was a pioneer of both French and American film. She first started out as the secretary to Léon GAUMONT, unknowingly stepping into the vortex from which cinema would be born. She, who was at the Lumière Brothers' first screening in 1895, realized that movies could do more than document workers leaving a factory. She asked her boss, GAUMONT, for permission to do something better: to tell a story. Despite her youth and inexperience, she wrote her own script and succeeded in making one of the first narrative films, The Cabbage Fairy, in 1896, which preceded the story films of Georges MÉLIÈS. She worked as head of film production for the Gaumont Film Company in Paris until 1907 when she moved to the United States. Three years later, she created her own company, Solax, and set up a studio in 1912, becoming the first woman to own and run a studio plant. Her innovative filmmaking career in France (1896-1907) and the United States (1910-1920), in which she employed color tinting, 'trick' photography, interracial casting, and synchronized sound, is comprised of more than a thousand films which she wrote, produced, or directed. Despite the depth of her work, her contribution in shaping early cinematic history has been overlooked, and she is often revered as a lost great visionary of cinema.

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