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Presentations: Charles Knott

A Gentleman's Honor

Follow this link to see Charles Knott in an award-winning short video about photographer EADWEARD MUYBRIDGE who helped to pioneer moving pictures. This film, with a musical score by Philip Glass, focuses on the sensational event of his life in which he murdered his wife's lover and raised the son whose paternity was not certain. The film played for several weeks in New York City's Museum of Modern Art during the 1980s. The link takes you to YouTube where the third listing down is the best choice for viewing. Charles Knott, A Gentleman's Honor (film)

Expatriate Englishman Eadweard Muybridge (1830�1904), a brilliant and eccentric photographer, gained worldwide fame photographing animal and human movement imperceptible to the human eye. Hired by railroad baron Leland Stanford in 1872, Muybridge used photography to prove that there was a moment in a horse�s trot when all four hooves were off the ground at once. He spent much of his later career at the University of Pennsylvania, producing thousands of images that capture progressive movements within fractions of a second.

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For much more information and images related to the life and career of Muybridge, go to these excellent websites:

Photos and Films

Eadweard Muybridge overview

More on Muybridge

Animated Racehorse

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