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Other title(s):ESCULTURAS MÁGICAS
Description:Set inside a room made to look like an art studio, a sculptor works the clay prepared by his assistant onto a frame hanging on the wall, and deftly moulds a series of faces depicting a variety of characters. This film represents part of Chomón's evolution from 'cinema of attractions' (which focuses on astounding the audience through visual trickery) to plot-driven cinema, although this piece is not without its tricks. Chomón also used a variety of shots through which the effects could be observed, moving away from the exclusive use of the long shot.
Keywords:fang; figures; atraccions; trucatge; Cinema dels orígens / attractions; trick photography; early cinema; sculptors; clay; figures;