Before the Nickelodeon: The Early Cinema of Edwin S. Porter
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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- Blanche Sweet
- Charles Musser
NRNot rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 StereoOther features
Filmed in B&W and color; interactive menus; scene access.
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Common Sense Note
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it