How It Feels to Be Run Over

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How It Feels to Be Run Over
Directed by Cecil M. Hepworth
Produced by Cecil M. Hepworth
Starring May Clark
Cecil M. Hepworth
Cinematography Cecil M. Hepworth
Edited by Cecil M. Hepworth
Release date
July 1900
Running time
1 minute
Country United Kingdom
Language Silent Film

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.[1]

Plot summary[edit]

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".[2]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "In praise of... the wow factor at the movies" (editorial). The Guardian. 19 November 2009. Retrieved 29 September 2011. 
  2. ^ Sarah Street (2008). British national cinema (2nd ed.). Routledge. p. 43. ISBN 978-0-415-38422-3. 

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