VideoCollection.com - Your Choice for the Best in British Entertainment and Classic TV & Film

All Products
  • All Products
  • Upc/Cat
  • Movies/Tv
  • Actor
  • Studio
  • Title
  • Music
  • Album
  • Artist
  • Artist (Lp Only)
  • Label
  • Song
  • Classical
  • Album
  • Person
  • Work
  • Collectibles
  • Authors
Current cart in use:
SHOPPING CART
Shopping Cart ( items)
Title Qty
your cart is empty
Checkout

Explore

In Stock

Artists

Actors

Format

Category

Genre

Rated

Studio

Specialty

Color

Explore

In Stock

Artists

Actors

Format

Genre

Rated

Label

Specialty

Explore

In Stock

Artists

Actors

Format

Genre

Rated

Label

Specialty

Before the Nickelodeon: The Early Cinema of Edwin S. Porter

Before the Nickelodeon: The Early Cinema of Edwin S. Porter

[DVD]
Add to cart
DVD 
List Price: $24.95
Price: $20.71
You Save: $4.24 (17%)
  • Share on Google+
  • Digg It
  • Stumble Upon

Product Notes

Noted film historian Charles Musser (The Emergence of Cinema) co-wrote and directed this definitive tribute to Edwin S. Porter, Thomas Edison's mechanic and cameraman, who is now recognized as America's first important filmmaker and a major contributor to the evolution of film structure. Porter was the first U.S. filmmaker to successfully explore the possibilities of making films with continuous action from shot to shot, instead of single scene films that showman arranged at the point of exhibition. From the time of his hugely successful the Great Train Robbery (1903) until Griffith started at Biograph (1908), Porter held center stage in early American cinema. Sadly, however, Edison quickly discarded Porter once his approach to filmmaking seemed to have become old-fashioned. Narrated by silent-movie actress Blanche Sweet, Before the Nickelodeon is a treasure trove of rarely seen material, including hand-colored photographs and sixteen complete Porter films, among them the May Irwin Kiss (1896), the Sunken Battleship 'Maine' (1898), Jack and the Beanstalk (1902) and Life of an American FIreman (1902-3).

You May Also Like




Page 1 of

    Details

    Title: Before the Nickelodeon: The Early Cinema of Edwin S. Porter
    Genre: Special Interest-Documentary
    Starring: Robert L. Rosen, Jay Leyda, Robert Sklar, Rob Issen, Robert Rosen, Mitchell Kriegman, Warren Leight
    Director: Charles Musser
    Attributes: Black & White, Silent Movie
    Release Date: 4/22/2008
    Original Year: 1982
    Product Type: DVD
    Region: 0
    Rated: NR
    Catalog #: 5892
    UPC: 738329058920
    Item #: KOV005892

    Technical Information

    Street Date: 4/22/2008
    Closed Caption: No
    Run Time: 60 minutes
    Studio: Kino Video