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Charles Musser

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

Edition 1983
60' - 1982 - Historical, Biography, Documentary - Dialogue: English
Director: Charles Musser With: Blanche Sweet, Milos Forman, Warren Leight, Louis Malle, Robert Altman
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.

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Credits

Director

Charles Musser

With

Blanche Sweet, Milos Forman, Warren Leight, Louis Malle, Robert Altman

Scenario

Charles Musser, Warren Leight

Director of Photography

Rob Issen

Editor

Charles Musser

Producer

Charles Musser

More information

Dialogue

English

Countries of production

United States of America

Year

1982

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