The Naked Eye

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This 71-minute documentary is a celebration of photographers and photography. No mere dry treatise, the film endeavors to convey the fun and enjoyment of photography to the uninitiated.

Filmmaker Clyde Stoumen achieves the near-impossible by bringing still pictures to life through the utilization of a process he described as photographic animation, far better seen than described. In addition, Stoumen offers generous vignettes from Willard Van Dyke's similarly-themed documentary The Photographer.

The Naked Eye was narrated by Raymond Massey, with music provided by Elmer Bernstein.

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