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Grandma's Reading Glass (1900)

A boy looks through glasses at various objects, seen magnified.

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Harold Smith
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Harold Smith ... Willy - the little grandson
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Demonstrating the brand-new technique of close-up through the use of a circular mask, the director alternates medium shots with extreme point-of-view shots to simulate the magnification of various objects. As a sweet grandmother organises her sewing basket, Willy, her inquisitive little grandson, plays with her magnifying glass to look at the inside of a pocket watch, only to soon turn his attention to a caged bird, grandmother's rolling eye, and lastly, a well-fed cat. Written by Nick Riganas

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Country:

UK

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November 1900 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A nagymama nagyítója See more »

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George Albert Smith Films See more »
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Silent
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This film was considered lost until it was re-found in the collection of Peter Elfelt in 1960. See more »

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Remade as Grandpa's Reading Glass (1902) See more »

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Thanks Grandma
5 August 2015 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Grandma's Reading Glasses (1900) ** (out of 4)

This film from George Albert Smith features a young boy looking at various objects in his grandmother's glasses. This of course magnifies the objects for the movie viewer to enjoy. You can watch a film like this and understand why people in 1900 might have been entertained by it. With that said, there's very little here to keep a modern viewer interested and even those film buffs such as myself who love these early movies will find very little here. The optical effect really isn't all that impressive and nothing he's "seeing" is that that interesting either.


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