Saturday, March 08, 2008

Early Silent shorts:

The Lonedale Operator (D.W. Griffith, 1911)

The Original Movie. (1922)
8 minute animated satire of the filmmaking process.

The Gay Shoe Clerk (1903)
Early example of cutting on action.

Three American Beauties (1906)
early color film (painted frames)

Princess Nicotine; or, The Smoke Fairy (1909)
Great little short where two smoke fairies start a fire. The film employs early manipulation of size and space as well as stop motion animation.

The Fall of the House of Usher (James Sibley Watson and Melville Webber1928/I)

My second viewing of this experimental German expressionism influenced Poe adaptation.

Edison shorts:
Black Smith Scene #1
The Kiss
Serpentine Dances
Glenray Brothers (Comic Boxing)
Cock Fight
Feeding the Doves
Seminary Girls

Lumiere shorts:
Employees Leaving the Lumière Factory
Arrival of Train
Baby's Lunch
Sprinkler Sprinkled
Promenade of Ostriches
Demolition of Wall
Snowball Fight

The Golden Beetle (Segundo de Chomón, 1907)
Beautifully painted special effects film in the tradition of Melies.

The Thieving Hand (1908)

Hilarious comedy about a prosthetic hand that steals anything it can grab.

I'm Insured (1916)
animated comedy

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