by AMERICAN MUTOSCOPE & BIOGRAPH CO.
1905 / 35mm / b&w / sound / 1S / 5' 37
Interior N.Y. Subway, 14th Street to 42nd Street 1905 SD
by G. W. “Billy” Bitzer for American Mutoscope and Biograph Co.
“Filming just seven months after the New York subway system opened, cameraman Bitzer captures a unique tracking shot with lights provided by another train running on parallel tracks in tandem with the photographed train. The startling variations within a predetermined form make this work a fascinating predecessor of structural films.” —R. Bruce Elder
Courtesy: Paper Print Collection, Library of Congress
Courtesy: Unseen Cinema: Early American Avant-Garde Film 1893-1941
|distribution format||Digital file on server (NTSC)|
|screen||4/3 (single screen)|
|rental fee||27,00 €|