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Pranks (1909)

 -  Short | Comedy  -  30 August 1909 (USA)
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Tom and Ethel separately decide to go bathing in a river. Pranksters switch their clothes and they each have to dress up as the opposite sex.

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Credited cast:
Arthur V. Johnson ...
Tom
Marion Leonard ...
Ethel
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Jack Pickford ...
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Linda Arvidson ...
On Porch
Anthony O'Sullivan ...
Mr. Tramp
Billy Quirk ...
Sunbather
Henry B. Walthall ...
Sunbather
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Tom and Ethel separately decide to go bathing in a river. Pranksters switch their clothes and they each have to dress up as the opposite sex.

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Released as a split reel along with the drama The Mills of the Gods (1909). See more »

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D.W. Griffith and Classical Music
21 June 2004 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

It is probably the 34 year old D.W. Griffith who was responsible for combining classical music with moving imagery in the cinema. His use of a score in this short film not only engages in dialogue with the cinematographer, but also guides the eye and the imagination of the viewer. With classical music you can see a story being played out in your mind if you close your eyes and just listen to the music. If you combine that emotional experience with moving imagery (as in this short film) you find another character in the incidental music. The camera and the score are characters, and if they are used well by the director they can enhance the experience of a film.


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