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A Little Dalliance in the Dark

The Kiss in the Tunnel

G. A. Smith, Great Britain, 1899

Smith furnished only the interior shot of the compartment in which two passengers, taking impromptu advantage of the momentary darkness afforded by the passage of the train through a tunnel, exchange a quick kiss (center). He suggested that exhibitors bookend this shot with exterior shots of a moving train—first to show the train entering the tunnel and then to show it re-emerging (left and right). The car, of course, is merely a painted backdrop embellished with a few props, and there’s no effort to match the shot with any shots of a real train (though the camera does sway to simulate the rocking of a moving train).

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