Max Goes Ski-ing (1910)
4min · Short, Comedy, Fantasy · 21 December 1910
In a snowy Alpine district Max takes his first lessons in the art of skiing. He leaves the hotel with his skis fixed to his shoes, and his efforts and contortions to get through the door of his room are absurdly ludicrous. Finally he manages to get out and we see him making frantic efforts to maintain his equilibrium on the fairly gentle slope. Max is plucky, and in spite of numerous falls, sticks to his purpose, although his attitudes and the knots in which he ties himself are excruciatingly funny. Finally we find him making his first leap; it is not exactly successful, and in the last scene the unhappy novice appears to be endeavoring to escape from the snowballs that the children of the village are pelting him with.
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