Stupid Facial

A few years ago I was looking at a website about the early silent comedies and read an interview with Paul Merton. (I can’t remember what the website was). He described some of the first ever films, called, regrettably, ‘facials’. These would involve a close-up of somebody, projected onto a huge screen, and they would then pull a funny face.

 

So, for a few weeks, I carried a camera with me and got everybody I ran into to pull a funny face. The result was this film, which I have just re-posted on YouTube in better quality.¬†There are all sorts of ‘names’ in there, some of whom you might recognize …