‘cinema’ Tag Archive

July 27, 2009

The Cameraman’s Revenge

My 1912 selection is spectacularly strange, but I won't spoil the surprise just yet.  First, a plot summary: A restless husband and wife are bored with ...

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September 16, 2007

Wizard of Oz

I chose Wizard of Oz for the specific purpose of comparing it to the much-beloved musical from 1939. Then, while watching the elder version, ...

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September 12, 2007

Princess Nicotine

While we're still in the realm of public domain, I'll embed the film below: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzvmZAzCF0M (If you find youtube's quality unbearable , try the Internet Archive ...

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August 27, 2007


Fantasmagorie was the first fully-animated film. Emile Cohl, a Frenchman, constructed the short over several months by hand-drawing and photographing each frame of animation, ...

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August 22, 2007

The “Teddy” Bears

This bizarre silent reel, helmed by Edwin S. Porter (photographer of the technically impressive Great Train Robbery) and produced by the Edison Mfg. ...

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