ⓘ The Projectionist

                                     

ⓘ The Projectionist

The Projectionist is a 1970 American comedy film written and directed by Harry Hurwitz, and marked the feature film debut of Rodney Dangerfield as an actor. The film employed the use of superimposition of older motion pictures, the first time such techniques were used. Production took place in September and October 1969 and its first public screening was a year later, at the Rochester Film Festival on October 17, 1970. The film opened in New York on January 17, 1971.

                                     

1. Plot

A film projectionist Chuck McCann who is bored with his everyday life starts fantasizing about being one of the superheroes Captain Flash he sees in the films he shows. He also imagines that the theatre owner, Renaldi Rodney Dangerfield, is a villain known as The Bat.