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.
Black Smith Scene #1
Glenray Brothers (Comic Boxing)
Feeding the Doves
Employees Leaving the Lumière Factory
Arrival of Train
Promenade of Ostriches
Demolition of Wall
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)