Film: 998

Feature Comedy | 1900 | Silent | B/W


The Big Swallow by Williamson 1902

"I won't! I won't! I'll eat the camera first". Gentleman reading, finds a camera fiend with his head under a cloth, focussing him up. He orders him off, approaching nearer and nearer, gesticulating and ordering the photographer off, until his head fills the picture, and finally his mouth only occupies the screen. He opens it, and first the camera, then the operator disappear inside. He retires munching him up and expressing his great satisfaction. Anti Paparazzi perhaps? September 1902. Between January 1901 and June 1902.
J. Williamson of the Brighton Film Makers.
Close up pre-dates the supposed first close up from The Great Train Robbery of 1903

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