At the Hypnotist's

Director:

A. Guy

Producer:

L. Gaumont

Year:

1898

Distributor:

L. Gaumont

Country:

France

Running time:

2 min

Genre:

Trick film, Comedy

Format:

Silent, B&W

Availability:

Silent, B&W

Keywords:

Professor, Hypnotism, Mesmerism
Summary:
A professor of hypnotism whose research subject is a high society woman.
Teaching Notes:
Portrayal of professors:
In the early years of filmmaking, professors were invariably portyayed as mesmerists, magicians, and alchemists; such characters emerged as basis of the science fiction, horror and fantasy film genres.