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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is a 1916 silent film directed by Stuart Paton. The film's storyline is based on the novel Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne. It also incorporates elements from Verne's The Mysterious Island. This was the first motion picture filmed underwater. Actual underwater cameras were not used, but a system of watertight tubes and mirrors allowed the camera to shoot reflected images of underwater scenes staged in shallow sunlit waters. The film was made by The Universal Film Manufacturing Company, not then known as a major motion picture studio. Yet in 1916, they financed this film's innovative special effects, location photography, large sets, ... more on Wikipedia

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