TV-G | | Short, Adventure, Fantasy
23 February 2002 | cosmos80
10 | 100 years old, and it still looks great! An achievement in early movie-making!
I saw this short but excellent silent film, when I was little, and it still looks great after a century of age. ...
Part of the movie Hugo (2011) is a largely fictionalized story of the making of this short film.
A pendulum clock is visible within the spacecraft as the capsule is being readied for takeoff. A pendulum and the clock that it works depend upon gravitation for accurate time, so it will be worthless during the flight. The effects of gravitation were well known at the time.
Pocket watches then readily available were reliable enough.
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