Grandma's Reading Glass (1900)

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  • Director

    G.A. Smith

  • Country

    United Kingdom

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  • Genre

    Trick film

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TRICK. A boy examines a series of items with his grandmother's reading glass.

Irised cut in shot scans a newspaper and settles on an advert for Bovril. A young boy is seen to be holding his grandmother's magnifying glass whilst she is darning socks beside him. The boy then picks off the back of a watch and inspects the mechanism. An irised shot of the watch mechanism. (20) The boy then takes the glass to the birdcage. An irised shot of the bird inside the cage. (39) He then looks at his grandmother's face. CU irised shot of his grandmother's eye. (60) Grandmother then holds a cat in her workbasket for her grandson to look at. CU cat in an irised shot. (79) The cat escapes and hte boy looks at his grandmother's darning. She then goes to take the glass from him. (89)

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