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The sculptor's nightmare

Author: G W Bitzer; D W Griffith; Mack Sennett
Publisher: ©1908.
Edition/Format:   Film : Film   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This comedy is primarily a political satire, and the first scene takes place in a political club where the members are trying to agree on whose bust will replace the one they have of Teddy Roosevelt. Unable to agree, all go to a sculptor's studio, where each bribes the artist to sculpt a bust of his favorite. Instead, the sculptor takes his model to dinner and becomes so inebriated that he is taken off to jail,
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Genre/Form: Paper prints
Silent films
Comedies
Shorts
Caricatures and cartoons
Named Person: Theodore Roosevelt; William Jennings Bryan; Charles W Fairbanks; William H Taft
Material Type: Film
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: G W Bitzer; D W Griffith; Mack Sennett
OCLC Number: 423349501
Notes: Silent short; film copy of paper print.
Photographed: Apr. 18 and 20, 1908.
Cast: D.W. Griffith, Mack Sennett.
Responsibility: American Mutoscope & Biograph ; cameraman, G.W. Bitzer.

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"This comedy is primarily a political satire, and the first scene takes place in a political club where the members are trying to agree on whose bust will replace the one they have of Teddy Roosevelt. Unable to agree, all go to a sculptor's studio, where each bribes the artist to sculpt a bust of his favorite. Instead, the sculptor takes his model to dinner and becomes so inebriated that he is taken off to jail, where he has a nightmare. Three pedestals, each with a pile of sculptor's clay, appear, and, by the use of stop-action photography, the clay turns into excellent likenesses of Bryan, Fairbanks, and Taft. Each becomes animated, and one smokes a cigar. The last scene shows another pedestal with clay, out of which comes an animated bust of Teddy Roosevelt, complete with pince-nez"--Early motion pictures / Kemp R. Niver.

Location: Studio, New York City.

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