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Review #2: The Great Train Robbery (1903)

Directed By: Edwin S. Porter (Uncredited)

Plot: A group of bandits stage a brazen train hold-up, only to find a determined posse hot on their heels. 449 more words

Silent Film

Ravel: String quartet in F major

performed by the Emerson String Quartet

I hope you listened to and enjoyed the very first post of July, Debussy’s string quartet. It’s one of the most famous quartets in the repertoire, I’d say, especially from a composer who lived into the 20th century. 1,347 more words


July 30 in San Antonio history...

The ice for Travis Park was delayed for some time yesterday, owing to a cart breakdown. The band and visitors were grateful for its arrival, however late though it may have been. 27 more words


A Ghost Report from the Pettysburg Journal on May 28, 1903

J.K. Klinghardt hanged himself in a woods in Crawford Couty, Ohio. Afterward, Horace Burger built his daughter and son-in-law a cottage near that woods.

Klinghardt’s ghost haunted that cottage — and local officials investigated. 48 more words

Spectral Edition: Ghosts In U.S. Newspapers (1865-1918)

The Great Train Robbery (1903)

Directed by Edwin S. Porter

Evaluating such historically significant and celebrated films such asĀ The Great Train Robbery is a difficult task. As someone viewing the film over a century after the film was first seen by audiences who, at that time, were not yet accustomed to the art form of moving pictures, it is difficult to place my own perspective into that of a 1903 audience member, hard as I may try. 756 more words


Move On (1903)

This short actuality from Edison Studios shows the street-life of New York at the turn of the century, although some parts of it may have been performed for the camera. 340 more words