The Extraordinary Waiter
The Extraordinary Waiter (AKA: Diner and Waiter Comic) is a 1902 British short silent comedy film, directed by Walter R. Booth, featuring a brutish colonialist failing to destroy a blackfaced waiter. The film, "makes for somewhat uncomfortable viewing," but according to Michael Brooke of BFI Screenonline, "it's just about possible to read this as a metaphor for the rather more widespread frustrations arising from British colonial rule (the Boer War was still a current issue), though it seems unlikely that this was intentional on Booth's part."
|The Extraordinary Waiter|
Screenshot from the film
|Directed by||Walter R. Booth|
|Produced by||Robert W. Paul|
Paul's Animatograph Works
|1 minute 16 secs|
- Brooke, Michael. "The Extraordinary Waiter". BFI Screenonline Database. Retrieved 24 April 2011.
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