Before the Nickelodeon: The Early Cinema of Edwin S. Porter
Dir. Charles Musser
USA 1982 | Colour | 60 mins
Cast: Jay Leyda, Rob Issen
Edwin S. Porter, director of the seminal 1903 action film The Great Train Robbery, is the subject of this fascinating documentary by the world’s foremost authority on the subject, Charles Musser. Before the Nickelodeon serves also as an insightful look at the origins of American cinema.
Available on: DVD
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