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Films with: Porter, Edwin S.

Before the Nickelodeon the early cinema of Edwin S. Porter /
Publisher description: Between the years 1894 to 1908, Edwin S. Porter was the leading American filmmaker. Follows his movie career, from his first job installing Thomas Edison's Vitascope machines in New York, through his business as a film exhibitor, to his job as head of Edison's movie studio. There he created story films: Jack and the Beanstalk, The Life of an American Fireman, and The Great Train Robbery. By 1909, his film technique was old fashioned. Fired by Edison, he continued making films until 1915, but he had been left behind by new directors with new techniques.
DVD 5526
Pioneer cinema
"A collection of early American and European films made between 1894 and 1912 (that is, 1916). Includes works by Edison, Porter, D.W. Griffith, the Lumière Brothers, Méiliès, Émile Cohl, Blackton, and many other pioneer filmmakers."--Worldcat.org https://www.worldcat.org/title/pioneer-cinema/oclc/28725847.
DVD 13196