RT Video/DVD DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 227209263 LA English T1 Before the Nickelodeon the early cinema of Edwin S. Porter A1 Porter, Edwin S., Musser, Charles., Sweet, Blanche., Film for Thought (Firm), Kino International Corporation., PB Kino International PP New York, NY YR 2008 AB Publisher description: Between the years 1894 to 1908, Edwin S. Porter was the leading American filmmaker. Follows his movie career, from his first job installing Thomas Edison's Vitascope machines in New York, through his business as a film exhibitor, to his job as head of Edison's movie studio. There he created story films: Jack and the Beanstalk, The Life of an American Fireman, and The Great Train Robbery. By 1909, his film technique was old fashioned. Fired by Edison, he continued making films until 1915, but he had been left behind by new directors with new techniques.