Posts tagged with "Life of an American Fireman"

Edwin S. Porter, the Artistic Mechanic

Posted by Brandy Dean April 21, 2012 0 Comment 8931 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 […]

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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