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Life of an American Fireman

Life of an American Fireman (1903)

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Porter's sequential continuity editing links several shots to form a narrative of firemen responding to a house fire. They leave the station with their horse drawn pumper, arrive on the scene, and effect the safe rescue of a woman from the burning house. But wait, she tells them of her child yet asleep in the burning bedroom . .

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In the very first film of all time to ever show a multi-perspective shot, a fireman dreams of his family trapped in a house-fire and how they are saved by firemen! The scene shows the outside destruction of a home, followed by a transition to show in inside ruining a families lives. As they are saved by the fireman, the scene repeats a second time, showing the outside perspective of what happened that the audience didn't see the first time. Being a silent film, it is hard to love such a basic story, but seeing as it is the first film of it's kind, it is a very small piece of magnificent filmmaking!
September 17, 2011
KJ Proulx

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Literally the life of an American Fireman. Somewhat interesting, but not great.
September 3, 2010
ajv2688

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Epic drama in 6 minutes.
February 21, 2010
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