The Airship, or 100 Years Hence
The Airship, or 100 Years Hence is an American adventure comedy-drama silent short film written, produced and directed by J. Stuart Blackton. The film stars Blackton and Florence Lawrence. It was released on April 25, 1908 by The American Vitagraph Company; a partial print of The Airship, or 100 Years Hence is preserved in the Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress). The Airship, or 100 Years Hence advertised that it would be "a forecast of a probable means of air navigation in the coming century."
A young lady and a friend are observed entering an airship, which is loaded with ballast, sand bags, vegetables, and more. They laugh heartily, shake hands and are off. Another individual equipped with wings, in the clouds. Below, a Jewish man walking down the street, has some sawdust fall on him, then some vegetables. All the items are falling from the airship.
|author||J. Stuart Blackton|
|director||J. Stuart Blackton|
|editor||J. Stuart Blackton|
|keywords||anti-semitism cut fall fish jewish man load pass summon walk|
|producer||J. Stuart Blackton|
|publisher||The Vitagraph Company of America|
|theme||animated animated short short|