Posts tagged with "Edison Manufacturing Company"

Review: The Great Train Robbery (1903)

Posted by Brandy Dean December 17, 2012 0 Comment 6059 views

The Great Train Robbery is a 1903 American Western film written, produced, and directed by Edwin S. Porter. The story opens with two masked bandits breaking into a railroad telegraph office, where they force the operator at gunpoint to stop the train at the station’s water tan. When the train pulls into the station, the bandits board the train, kill […]

Jack and the Beanstalk (1902)

Posted by Brandy Dean April 21, 2012 0 Comment 979 views

Edwin S. Porter’s Jack and the Beanstalk (1902).

Edwin S. Porter, the Artistic Mechanic

Posted by Brandy Dean April 21, 2012 0 Comment 8930 views

Today is Edwin S. Porter’s birthday. So while thinking about sending a b-day shout out to Mr. Porter, I started thinking about where Porter fits in the grand scheme of cinema. While it’s in no way accurate to say he’s “forgotten,” he seems a bit lost in the wash of other silent era luminaries. In […]

Dreams of a Rarebit Fiend (1906)

Posted by Brandy Dean April 21, 2012 0 Comment 1473 views

Edwin S. Porter’s film adaptation of Windsor McKay’s newspaper strip Dream of the Rarebit Fiend from 1906. This is not considered a true animated film but rather an early exercise in trick photography.

The Great Train Robbery (1903)

Posted by Brandy Dean April 21, 2012 0 Comment 2209 views

Edwin S. Porter’s seminal The Great Train Robbery, made for the Edison Manufacturing Company in 1903. This one was a game changer. Watch to find out why.

Life of An American Fireman (1903)

Posted by Brandy Dean April 21, 2012 0 Comment 1275 views

  Life of an American Fireman is a short, silent film Edwin S. Porter made for the Edison Manufacturing Company. It was shot late in 1902 and distributed early in 1903. One of the earliest American narrative films, it depicts the rescue of a woman and child from a burning building, in a total of […]

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