Explosion of a Motor Car

Cecil Hepworth | 1900 | ★★★★
Hepworth’s well-made, deliciously macabre trick film sees a motor car approaching from the distance, its passengers waving to the camera. However, as it gets nearer, frivolity suddenly comes to an end when it unaccountably explodes, sending its occupants flying high into the sky. A nearby bobby-on-the-beat – consummately professional – takes it upon himself to catalogue their strewn body parts.