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Fun in a Bakery Shop (1902)

A baker's assistant throws a handful of dough at a rat. The dough sticks to the side of a barrel and the assistant proceeds to sculpt the dough into various faces and shapes. There is some ... See full summary »

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A baker's assistant throws a handful of dough at a rat. The dough sticks to the side of a barrel and the assistant proceeds to sculpt the dough into various faces and shapes. There is some experimental use of stop motion. Written by Anonymous

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Very Fun Film
10 July 2010 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Fun in a Bakery Shop (1902)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

Edison film is one of the best examples of early cinema to show someone as the format was certainly starting to change around this time thanks to the likes of Georges Melies. This film here takes place in a bakery as a man throws some dough on a rat climbing up some boxes. He then takes the dough and begins to shape it into faces and then does this a few more times creating other faces. It's common knowledge that these trick films were done with editing but the edits here are so smooth that I'd say this is one of the best examples of a trick film. I was amazes at a couple times because it was very difficult to see the edit and this really helped the film. The man playing the baker is also very energetic and this helps things as well. The entire film is a real gem but I just loved the fake rat climbing up the boxes at the start of the film.


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