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A Story Well Spun
Directed by Alice Guy Blaché • 1906 • France
In this pun-titled Gaumont comedy, a man rests in a barrel that gets pushed down a hill. The ensuing short is an advanced study on cinematic space and captures the continuity of motion as the rolling barrel moves from location to location, violently hurtling into people.