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Edison, Dixon and The Black Maria

Let's all go to the movies! Sorry I am two days late. Today we discuss the kinetograph, and the movies made on it, including Fred Ott's Sneeze, Comic Boxing, Serpentine Dance, and more.
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I am using soundbites from movies as transitions, reminders of what this is all leading up to, and for my own enjoyment (I hope yours too). Once we reach sound film, these clips will be relevant to the topic at hand, I promise. In this episode these clips are:
The 39 Steps (1935)
3:10 to Yuma (1957)
Harakiri (1962) (One of my favorite movies of all time, if not my favorite)
Amadeus (1984)

The Black Maria

In all its spooky glory

Fred Ott's Sneeze

The Library of Congress would like you to know that it was they who gave you the power to watch this video.

Glenroy Brothers No. 2

Cockfight (1894)

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