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

1982 Rated NR 1hr

This hourlong documentary charts director Edwin S. Porter's career, chronicling how his inventive techniques influenced the art of filmmaking and changed the way movies were made, beginning with his revolutionary one-reeler The Great Train Robbery. Included are Porter films such as The May Irwin Kiss, Jack and the Beanstalk and The Life of an American Fireman. Blanche Sweet, a star from the silent movie era, provides the narration.

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Movie Details

Ratings
NR
Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Full Screen 1.33:1

Subtitles

No

Closed captioned

No

Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

Other features

Filmed in B&W and color; interactive menus; scene access.