Thursday, October 4, 2012

The Ghost Train (1903)

This is a "real life trick photo film" that was produced by the American Mutoscope & Biograph Co., the filmmakers working for them who shot this were neither never "credited" or those names were lost to history long before the 1920's.  The was made with a simple reverse negative process to turn an "actualities film" into something spooky.  By some standards it represents an example of American avant-garde in early cinema.


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    1. I love stuff like this!! Just wish early filmmakers got more credit!! Somebody had a brainstorm here.

  2. That was a pretty creative discovery!

  3. That was a pretty creative discovery!

    1. As I said, to John Ronzum, I really wish the people who actually came up with this stuff got the credit.... Jeez such is the world of early film making. Thanks for taking a look Cynthia. :-) (yeah, know that 's old!).