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The Twins' Tea Party

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Directed by  Robert W. Paul
Running time  20 secs
Language  Silent
Director  Robert W. Paul
5.9/10 Letterboxd

Release date  August 1896 (1896-08)
Country  United Kingdom
Initial release  1896
Produced by  Robert W. Paul
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Production company  Paul's Animatograph Works
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The Twins' Tea Party is an 1896 British short silent actuality film, produced and directed by Robert W. Paul, featuring twin girls squabbling over a piece of cake at a tea party. The film, "was one of the very first 'facials'," which according to Michael Brooke of BFI Screenonline was, "a popular genre in early British cinema that exploited what to 1896 audiences was the astonishing novelty of being able to see moving images of recognisable people in medium close-up as they reacted to a particular situation." John Barnes, author of The Beginnings of the Cinema in England, adds that, "this charming one-shot film of two infant girls reluctantly sharing tea was one of the most popular items exhibited in R.W. Paul's programmes at the Alhambra Theatre in 1896." It was remade in 1898.

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