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Title:The Countryman and the Cinematograph


Date: 1901
Type: Comedy
Rating: 2 Stars 2/5
Colour: Black and White / Silent / Short
Director: Robert W Paul
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A sterotypical yokel is shown dancing next to a screen with a young lady dancing on it, but he is frightened when the shot changes to a steam train coming rapidly towards him. This is interesting as an early example of using a film within a film and is a satire on the early films that shocked audiences with trains coming at them. Only part of the film remains.

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