Spiders on a Web

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Spiders on a Web
Screencap from the film
Directed by George Albert Smith
Release date
  • 1900 (1900)
Country United Kingdom
Language Silent

Spiders on a Web is a 1900 British short silent documentary film, directed by George Albert Smith, featuring a single shot close-up of two spiders trapped in an enclosure (not on a web as indicated in the title). The film is, according to Michael Brooke of BFI Screenonline, "less formally ambitious," than the director's, "groundbreaking multiple close-up study Grandma's Reading Glass (1900), made the same year, but is nonetheless, "one of the earliest British examples of close-up natural history photography, predating Percy Smith's insect studies by a decade."[1][2]


  1. ^ Brooke, Michael. "Spiders on a Web". BFI Screenonline. Retrieved 2011-04-24. 
  2. ^ "Spiders on a Web". WildFilmHistory. Retrieved 2011-04-24. 

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