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A short, silent film Edwin S. Porter made for the Edison Manufacturing Company. One of the earliest American narrative films, it depicts the rescue of a woman and child from a burning building.
2016 | Winner: National Film Registry
Awesome mise en scene and usage of space. Literally anyone with a pair of eyes will be able to understand this.
How the hell did Scoresse get the inspiration of King of Comedy from this? I didn't see the similarities . :/
a little too much of the horses & carriages eh? the intro dream and famous repetition/perspective game at the end are crazy tho (apparently later versions were edited to match the cuts with continuity?)
Wonderful if only for the beginning daydream and the two perspectives of the final rescue.
Important for film historians as it established editing.
Worthwhile for the daydream and the two perspectives of the rescue.