|Title ID||8384||Collection ID||1188|
|Title||The Big Swallow|
|Theme||Early film in the South East|
|Keywords||Performing Arts Men Clothing|
|Copyright & Access||Copyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details|
In this 1901 film by James Williamson, a man appears to swallow a camera and its operator whole.
A photographer is shown, about to take a picture from beneath a cloth. His subject, a suited man, tucks the book he was reading into his breast pocket, shaking his head and waving his cane, speaking animatedly. He nears the camera, opening his mouth wide, appearing to swallow the photographer and camera up entirely. They are shown as if inside his mouth before he is seen stepping away, chewing furiously.