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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