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An Extraordinary Cab Accident (1903)

Not Rated | | Short, Comedy | November 1903 (UK)
A man and a woman talk beside a street near a corner where a cop stands. Just as a horse-drawn cart rounds the corner, the man backs off the sidewalk saying good-by to his companion. The ... See full summary »
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A man and a woman talk beside a street near a corner where a cop stands. Just as a horse-drawn cart rounds the corner, the man backs off the sidewalk saying good-by to his companion. The horse and cart flatten him and continue on, out of the camera's stationary range. The cop runs after the cab, the woman dashes to the body. The cop brings back the driver; is the victim dead? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Short | Comedy

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Not Rated
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 1903 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Экстраординарное дорожное происшествие See more »

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Robert W. Paul See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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He's Dead, Jim
17 July 2018 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

A man and a woman are chatting, when a horse-drawn cab strikes the man, runs him over and kills him. People gather and try to help him, but he is dead. Then he stands up and he and the woman run off.

This was directed by Walter Booth for Robert Paul. Booth, like Georges Melies, was a former stage magician, and he was interested in camera tricks and what could be done with them -- in many ways, he developed alongside Melies, who stole one or two of Booth's movies and redid them as his own. Booth would eventually move more securely into animation before having his film career peter out in 1918.

Like Melies' work, the point of the film is the surprise of the camera trickery. It's well executed, although the modern viewer can easily figure out how it was done.


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