Review of “How a Mosquito Operates” (1912)

Moving picture, 6 minutes

Seen in 2017.

Surreal horror comedy. Less impressive on the technical level than “Winsor McCay” (1911). In particular, the repeated frames in short reversals and repetitions—loops—are very prominent. In a modern perspective they just look cheap.

References here: “Gertie the Dinosaur” (1914).

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