A few of the first silent films

I found this short collection of early silent films at the Internet Archive. People certainly were creative right from the get-go of the film era!

Here is the blurb that accompanied it, with the addition of a comment and a couple of links.

A selection of some of the earliest silent films. They are unidentified, but the first, The Car, looks like it came from Melies [unless Monty Python had access to a time machine … Barb] while the second, The Derby, is probably from the Lumiere Brothers. There is a paper print from Edison [or Monty Python…Barb], and a very telling shot of Tsar Nicholas and entourage parading in front of the peasants in 1911. His days were numbered at that time.

Categories: Saturday Silents

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