Life of an American Fireman (1903)

7/21/14 Life of an American Fireman (1903) Director: Edwin Stanton Porter ★★★★☆ It is difficult to look upon these early cinematic gems with a critical eye, but after watching the short films of George Méliès, many othher films pale in comparison. Nevertheless, The Life of an American Fireman is a wonderful film filled with impressive … Continue reading Life of an American Fireman (1903)

The Great Train Robbery

7/21/14 The Great Train Robbery (1903) Director: Edwin Stanton Porter ★★★★☆ The Great Train Robbery is an incredible short silent film that is certainly Edwin S. Porter’s best film. The closing scene of the film is famous worldwide and it has been alluded to in many other films, including Martin Scorcese’s Goodfellas and Ridley Scott’s American … Continue reading The Great Train Robbery