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The Countryman and the Cinematograph 1901


Robert W. Paul | Early Cinema , Comedy

A satire on the way that audiences unaccustomed to the cinema didn't know how to react to the moving images on a screen - in this film, an unsophisticated (and stereotypical) country yokel is alternately baffled and terrified, in the latter case by the apparent approach of a steam train

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