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Before the Nickelodeon : the early cinema of Edwin S. Porter

Author: Edwin S Porter; Charles Musser; Blanche Sweet; Food for Thought (Firm); Kino International Corporation.
Publisher: New York : Kino International, 1998.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Edwin S Porter; Edwin S Porter
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Edwin S Porter; Charles Musser; Blanche Sweet; Food for Thought (Firm); Kino International Corporation.
OCLC Number: 48444561
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 1982.
Followed by a short promo for Kino International releases.
Credits: Executive producer, Stephen Briers ; written by Warren D. Leight, Charles Musser.
Performer(s): Narrator, Blanche Sweet.
Description: 1 videocassette (60 min.) : sound, black and white & color ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Other Titles: Early cinema of Edwin S. Porter
Responsibility: Food for Thought ; produced, directed and edited by Charles Musser.

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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. Ffired by Edison, he continued making films until 1915, but he had been left behind by new directors with new techniques.

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