by EDISON MANUFACTURING CO.
1902 / 35mm / b&w / sound / 1S / 8' 46
“Porter’s narrative films demonstrate a mastery of experimental imagemaking techniques. He embellishes their fantasies through a strategic use of dissolves, multiple exposure, matte shots, and other 'trick' effects. As with pioneer filmmakers, the visual pleasures derived from these cinematic manipulations have sadly been unacknowledged by previous histories of avant-garde film.” - Bruce Posner