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Before the Nickelodeon: The Early Cinema of Edwin S. Porter (1982)

60 min.Documentary | Biography | History
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This documentary is produced by one of the world's foremost authorities and biographers of Edwin S. Porter. Since little is known of Porter's personal life, the emphasis here is on his technique and contributions to the art of the cinema. This film also serves as a documentary on the origins of the American cinema; Porter's work is showcased in the context of the whole American cinema of his day, from mutoscope parlors to the advent of the projected image. Written By Thomas McWilliams <>  Less

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