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Edwin S. Porter

Filmography

Recent Reviews

The Night Before Christmas

When you read that a movie was created by the Edison Manufacturing Company, you know that you are enjoying a portion of silent film history. It's a creative short, on...


The Night Before Christmas

1905. That's a lot of Christmases between then and now. While this film doesn't have the inventive charm of a film like Méliès' "Christmas Dream," it does fill you with...


A Winter Straw Ride

There is something strangely eerie and haunting about these images from over a century ago, and no amount of cheery Christmas tunes can alter this mood. It's like looking at...


A Winter Straw Ride

Holy moley is this ever wild! I confess, I enjoyed it much more than many of the "classic" silents. The knocks and falls those folks were taking–lol, I'm going to...