How It Feels to Be Run Over
|How It Feels to Be Run Over|
|Directed by||Cecil M. Hepworth|
|Produced by||Cecil M. Hepworth|
Cecil M. Hepworth
|Cinematography||Cecil M. Hepworth|
|Edited by||Cecil M. Hepworth|
|Release dates||July 1900|
|Running time||1 minute|
How It Feels to Be Run Over is a one-minute British silent film, made in 1900, and directed by Cecil M. Hepworth. As in other instances of the very earliest films, the film presents the audience with the images of a shocking experience, without further narrative exposition.
A coach is coming, and moves out of the frame at one side of the field of view. Soon after, an approaching car veers off course and moves straight to the viewer (the camera). As it approaches, the occupants wave frantically, hoping to stave off the impending collision. At the moment the car fills the entire frame the film cuts to title cards that bear the text "Oh, mother will be pleased".
- Explosion of a Motor Car, another 1900 Hepworth film involving an automobile
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