Old Man Drinking a Glass of Beer

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Old Man Drinking a Glass of Beer
ComicFaces.jpg
Screenshot from the film
Directed by George Albert Smith
Produced by George Albert Smith
Starring Tom Green
Cinematography George Albert Smith
Production
company
G.A. Smith
Release date
  • September 1897 (1897-09)
Running time
35 secs
Country United Kingdom
Language Silent
Old Man Drinking a Glass of Beer

Old Man Drinking a Glass of Beer (AKA: Comic Faces) is a 1897 British short silent comedy film, directed by George Albert Smith, featuring a man drinking a glass of beer whose face and hands become increasingly lively as a result. The single-shot film shows Green, according to Bryony Dixon of BFIfilms, "performing what is known as a 'facial', that is a piece direct to camera showing changing facial expressions. The ability to get close up to the star was a great advantage that film had over the stage and early filmmakers were keen to exploit it."[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brooke, Michael. "Comic Faces - Old Man Drinking a Glass of Beer". BFI Screenonline Database. Retrieved 2011-04-24. 
  2. ^ Dixon, Bryony. "Old Man Drinking a Glass of Beer (1897)". BFIfilms YouTube channel. Retrieved 2011-04-24. 

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