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Just as promised in episode 15, this week we begin our journey through the early influences of feature length movies that will eventually take us into the studio era of the U. S. film industry and D. W. Griffith. Film D'art is more important for what it inspired than what it accomplished, and funnily enough is skipped over entirely in a book I have on the History of French film, but is still worth discussing. It represents the last holdouts from the Edison/Black Maria style of film making. This "un-cinematic" style of film making will, happily, be in the rear view mirror (unless you count some of the crummy movies I tried to make as a freshman in high-school).
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