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The Cameraman’s Revenge (1912) Władysław Starewicz

This very early silent era stop-motion film was made by Władysław Starewicz in imperial Russia in 1912. He used real insects to create the story. In the story the beetle and his wife both show their infidelity. The beetle while on a business trip goes to a nightclub and picks up a mistress, the dragonfly. While at the nightclub the beetle angers the grasshopper who also wanted to take out the dragonfly. So when the beetle goes back to the motel with the dragonfly the grasshopper follows and gets his revenge by recording them on camera kissing. (more…)