“What Happened on Twenty-Third Street, New York City.”

Discussion Question 1 on Chapter Five: “What Happened on Twenty-Third Street, New York City.” 

The first films of the early twentieth century were short, one to two-minute clips, shown back to back in film arcades called nickelodeons because admission cost a nickel. One example of an early film of this type is What Happened on Twenty-Third Street, New York City from 1901. 
After you have watched the video, please answer the following question: 
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1. Why would a short film clip like What Happened on Twenty-Third Street, New York City captivate viewers? What appeal does this short film have for viewers? Try to put yourself in the place of a film viewer of 1901, for whom the genre of film is a brand new experience. Your answer to this question should be a good solid paragraph.