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How It Feels to Be Run Over (1900)

Not Rated | | Short | July 1900 (UK)
As the camera looks down an open road, a horse and carriage approaches, and passes by to one side of the field of view. Soon afterwards, an automobile comes up the road, straight towards ... See full summary »

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As the camera looks down an open road, a horse and carriage approaches, and passes by to one side of the field of view. Soon afterwards, an automobile comes up the road, straight towards the camera. As it gets nearer, the occupants start to wave frantically, but can a collision be avoided? Written by Snow Leopard

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Milyen érzés, ha elgázolják az embert  »

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How It Feels To Be Run Over is based on a very simple premise: a car is driven directly at the camera so that it eventually fills the screen, creating the visual impression suggested by the title. See more »

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Duck!
1 March 2002 | by (New Hampshire) – See all my reviews

Interesting early short in which an out of control motor-car drives straight towards the camera, obviously in an attempt to create the sort of panic that accompanied showings of the Lumiere brothers film of a train arriving at a station. The film itself is a pretty basic one shot clip, as was standard at the time, but of interest is the fact that before the main action a horse drawn carriage trots harmlessly past the camera. An early example of an establishing shot and an attempt to lure the audience into a false sense of security perhaps.


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