Slapstick Summer Series: A Vehicle for Comedy | The ‘?’ Motorist (1906)

Perhaps the most fantastic slapstick of the century’s 1st decade, the influence of Melies is obvious [note: R.W. Paul, producer and cinematographer of “The ‘?’ Motorist”, built the 1st camera used by Melies].

However, unlike most works by his fellow cinemagician, Walter R. Booth’s “Mad Motorist” is not constrained to the theater-style setting. Alternating between studio sets and external shots, the chaos is taken to new heights, literally. Seriously, man, it’s out of this world.

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3 Responses to “Slapstick Summer Series: A Vehicle for Comedy | The ‘?’ Motorist (1906)”

  1. AndyWatchesMovies Says:

    It looks like a random woman came to see what was going on at 2:04
    Also, is that a ghost that takes the car to Saturn?

  2. From Muted Mayhem to Silent Screams « The Giddy Says:

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