Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The Dancing Pig (Le Cochon Danseur, 1907)

Utterly bizarre early film, from the Pathe company, of a popular vaudeville turn featuring a Belle Epoque dancer and a giant pig (rather, a man in a giant pig costume).

The pig costume is a sight to behold. With moving eyes, ears, snout, tongue, and mouth (which opens to reveal a row of sharp teeth!), it's an impressive -- and slightly terrifying -- piece of design. The film ends on a closeup of the pig, demonstrating the full range of its facial motions. One of the delightfully bizarre gems of early cinema.

1 comment:

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