Amazing Feats of a Fly


This short film showing a fly doing juggling tricks with dumbbells, corks and another fly was made by pioneering filmmaker Percy Smith. By the end it’s sitting in a tiny chair to do its routine. It does seem possible the fly is, er, glued on, although Smith claimed none of the creatures he filmed were any the worse for the experience.
Speechification has a post on a great radio documentary about Smith, as well as a link to another of his films, the Birth of a Flower.

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