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Edwin S. Porter

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The Great Train Robbery - And Other Early Short Films
The genesis of the motion picture medium is vividly recreated in this unprecedented collection of the cinema's formative works. More than crucial historical artifacts, these films reveal the foundation from which the styles and stories of the contemporary cinema would…
Unseen Cinema 2: The Devil's Plaything - American Surrealism
Part of the Series: Unseen Cinema: Early American Avant-Garde Film 1894-1941
THE DEVIL'S PLAYTHING is part of the film retrospective UNSEEN CINEMA that explores long-forgotten American experimental cinema. Edwin S. Porter and other early filmmakers used bizarre sets, fantastic costumes, and magic lantern tricks to illuminate their fantasy films. American parody…
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A Christmas Past
A collection of nine enchanting films 1901-1925 offers a nostalgic peek into the Yuletide pleasures of the early 20th century.
Unseen Cinema 5: Picturing a Metropolis - New York City Unveiled
Part of the Series: Unseen Cinema: Early American Avant-Garde Film 1894-1941
PICTURING A METROPOLIS is part of the film retrospective UNSEEN CINEMA that explores long-forgotten American experimental cinema. Since the beginning of cinema, filmmakers have been infatuated with capturing on film dynamic images of New York City. Avant-garde experiments pop up…
13 videos