Watch the full film on the
Welcome to Fandor. Watch thousands of award-winning films online. ×
Click here to take a look at our newly redesigned movie page.

The Countryman and the Cinematograph1901

  • 2.7
This short film depicts and spoofs the power of the then-new cinematic medium itself as a country bumpkin in cowboy hat reacts to the projection of film images with amusement and terror. A self-referential bit of filmmaking from British pioneer Robert Paul (which also seems to poke fun at unsophisticated American audiences), this may be the earliest instance of a film within a film. - Robert Avila

Copy embed code