INTERIOR N.Y. SUBWAY, 14TH STREET TO 42ND STREET (RESTORED DIGITAL VERSION)

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

1 PRINT IN DISTRIBUTION


distribution format Digital file on server (NTSC)
screen 4/3 (single screen)
speed 29,976 fps
sound sound
rental fee 27,00 €