Not only does the Library of Congress possess the 1894 original copy of Edison’s five-second film Fred Ott’s Sneeze, but they also own an accompanying 60-second reel of missed attempts. (Ott’s sneeze was prompted by a pinch of snuff, but Ott’s clumsiness was seen as he missed his nostril twice in a row. The occasional jokester, Edison himself even tried to trick Ott into taking snuff laced with ground pepper.) Most film historians agree this is the first existing “blooper reel”.

Submitted by
Tell me another one »