How Accurate Is Nope's History Of The Horse In Motion?

After the staggering success of “Get Out” and a strong follow-up with “Us,” writer/director Jordan Peele is hoping to continue his winning streak with “Nope.” The first teaser for Peele’s upcoming sci-fi thriller introduced us to a family of Hollywood horse trainers whose legacy goes all the way back to the first motion picture of a galloping horse. For the most part, the initial teaser kept things minimalistic, but things still get weird when the family begins experiencing inexplicable power outages, huge looming shadows, and UFO sightings on their ranch. The film’s premise has seemingly been slowly revealed in subsequent trailers, and it appears that little gray men may be the source of the spookiness on the ranch.While alien spaceships and extraterrestrials aren’t real (as far as we know, anyway), Peele did sneak in a bit of true film history in that trailer. Turns out the first motion picture was indeed assembled from photographs of a Black man riding a horse — but it’s not the one shown in the “Nope” trailer.Wanna Bet?According to The International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum, Eadweard Muybridge was an English photographer who became famous for his landscape photos of the Yosemite Valley in 1867. That…

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How Accurate Is Nope’s History Of The Horse In Motion?

Updated: July 20, 2022 — 10:26 pm