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Uncle Josh at the Moving Picture Show (1902)

 |  Comedy, Short  |  January 1902 (USA)
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Country rube thinks what he sees on the movie screen is real. He jumps out of his seat to try to stop a kissing scene.

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A side-splitter. Uncle Josh occupies a box at a vaudeville theatre, where a moving picture show is going on. First a dancer appears on the screen. Uncle Josh jumps to the stage and endeavors to make lover to her, but she flits away, and immediately there appears upon the screen the picture of an express train running at sixty miles an hour. Uncle Josh becomes panic-stricken, and fearing to be struck by the train, makes a dash for his box. He is no sooner seated than a country couple appear upon the screen, at a well. Before they pump the pail full of water they indulge in a love-making scene. Uncle Josh thinks he recognizes his own daughter, jumps upon the stage, removes his coat and prepares to chastise the lover, and grabbing the moving picture screen he hauls it down, and to his great surprise finds a kinetoscope operator in the rear. The operator is made furious by Uncle Josh interrupting his show, and grappling with him they roll over and over upon the stage in an exciting ... Written by Edison Catalog

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Uncle Josh tries for an evening of fun . . .but . . .
2 May 2003 | by (Vancouver, Canada) – See all my reviews

Edison's Uncle Josh character was back again, this time trying to enjoy a fun evening watching moving pictures but I guess his old fashioned sensibilities were just not up to it. Thomas Edison actually seems to be spoofing himself in this one and Uncle Josh seems to be Edison's take on the way the public reacted to his moving picture shows. In what might be a nod to the Lumiere Brothers Josh is scared silly by the image of a train rushing right toward the screen. Curious, he jumps down on the stage for a closer look. When the image of young lovers kissing he gets so insensed he tears down the screen.

That kissing scene was probably inspired by Edison's own 30 second short from 1896 THE KISS which got him condemned by clergymen across the country for capturing such an intimate moment on film but seeing Uncle Josh's reaction is still hilarious even after all these years.


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