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Films with: Blackton, James Stuart

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
Silent Shakespeare
In the early days of the cinema, pioneer filmmakers created these seven charming films based on the plays of William Shakespeare. Considered a "lowbrow" medium, the fledgling movie industry sought to elevate its status by immortalizing the classics and hiring the actors of the day. Most of these early photoplays were only one or two reels long but whatever they gave up in language and length, they made up for in exuberance, cinematic artistry, visual wit and bravura acting. Some films feature original hand-stenciled color.
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