Before the Nickelodeon: The Early Cinema of Edwin S. Porter (2006)

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At the beginning of this documentary on early cinematographer Edwin S. Porter (1869-1941), director Charles Musser gives some background on the "nickelodeons" or theaters that charged a nickel as an entrance fee, and their early (presumably cheaper) predecessors. The men who set up the programs at the nickelodeons -- including Porter at times -- arranged film clips and still slides to create about a half-hour's worth of entertainment -- they were the first film editors. By 1907, eager U.S. … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Television
Directed By: , ,
Written By: Warren D. Leight, Charles Musser, Lisa Ades, Lesli Klainberg
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On DVD: Apr 22, 2008
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½

Interesting, but not very informative or thorough. An impressive panel of experts.

cchclaw
Christian C

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½

Really interesting documentary with a lot of fascinating tidbits that i'd never heard.

SunilJawahir
Sunil Jawahir

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½

What I loved about this film is it shows to the history of "queer" in (mostly) american cinema, from an early occurence, but all explains the social and political history of America in the time of the highlighted films.
It also touches on some of my favourite films and directors as well, which is great when you want to learn more about film and social history. Especially John Waters.

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Patrick Dolan

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