Friday, February 24, 2012

Mark Twain In A Thomas Edison Film

Yes Thomas Edison is most remembered for the lightbulb, but if you follow this blog a while you know his earliest film was in 1894.  Above is one he took of Samuel Longhorn Clemons (Mark Twain) the year before he died.  Pretty amazing stuff which I found on OpenCulture.   

1 comment:

P. Laberge said...

WOW! Thanks.
You can tell this was an early hand cranked camera, partly form the changes in brightness, and the "funny walk". It is hard to crank at an always constant speed. Especially if you are, at the same time... the camera man!
I really enjoyed this silent! (Talkies, as you know, came along much later!)