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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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A film within a film
9 September 2001 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

Uncle Josh is identified to the audience as the audience. As he watches the picture show, he can't except the reality from the film. What he sees he excepts as real action and not a captured film. For 1902, Uncle Josh represents the people of 1902. Many people were so use to stage performances that they didn't grasp the concept of motion pictures. This film short is actually non-fiction when you think about it.


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