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Science is Fiction, the films of Jean Painlevé

Science is Fiction, the films of Jean Painlevé

He may not have been the very first person to take a camera underwater, but Jean PainlevĂ© was definitely the first to bring the life aquatic to cinema. PainlevĂ© made over 200 short films in his lifetime, the first in 1927 (nearly 30 years before Jacques Cousteau’s SILENT WORLD) and last week Criterion released 27…