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Undressing Extraordinary

Undressing Extraordinary

Undressing Extraordinary (AKA: The Troubles of a Tired Traveller) is a 1901 British short silent comedy film, directed by Walter R. Booth, featuring a tired traveller struggling to undress for bed. The film, "provides one of the earliest filmed examples of something that would become a staple of both visual comedy and Surrealist art: that of inanimate objects refusing to obey natural physical laws, usually to the detriment of the person encountering them," and according to Michael Brooke of BFI Screenonline, "has also been cited as a pioneering horror film," as, "the inability to complete an apparently simple task for reasons beyond one's control is one of the basic ingredients of a nightmare."

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    director Walter R. Booth
    genre comedy horror
    producer Robert W. Paul
    productionCompany Paul's Animatograph Works
    theme short surreal