Capsule Legacy

The Dancing Pig (1907)

The Dancing Pig is a goofy little early film capturing a vaudeville-type stage dance — except one of the dancers is in an elaborate pig costume. I’m not enough of an early cinema history buff to declare this best costume ever filmed up to this point, but it’s gotta be up there — especially the cursed-looking teeth and tongue.

Bonus points for the cut to the close-up on the costume face at the end. I loved it.

Here’s a link to an excellent transfer on YouTube.

Is It Good?

Nearly Good (4/8)

A few words on "Is It Good?" ratings for early cinema.

Note: This capsule review was originally published elsewhere. If I watch this movie again, I might expand this to a full-length review.

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