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Another great post, but I do wish you'd do more than one year per week :). I thought you'd do The Great Train Robbery for sure this time, but I much prefered your insight on something I've seen and haven't explored.

I'll also be joining the Blog-A-Thon, hope you do too.


I'll see you at the Avant-Garde Blog-A-Thon, Squish! Come on, Netflix. . .

Glad to read that you like the post. I figured "Train Robbery" was well covered (by yourself for example: http://pasquish.blogspot.com/2005/12/great-train-robbery-1903.html ). Besides, I wanted to be a fireman when I was five.

Two reviews a week might happen in the near future. I'll have to increase my coffee supply first, though. :P

Lou Juliana

I have been trying to find the old silent
" Life of a Fireman". Apparently, this is the same as the film " Life of an American Fireman". Could someone clear me up on that? I don't know if it was from Edison, Porter, or Meile. Could someone lear me up on that too? My main question is this film is so old it should be public domain by now, where can I get the download free?
Thank You very much, Lou J.


Thanhouser released a film titled Life of a Fireman in 1910, Lou. I don't know if or where you can find it today but, I can tell you that it's not the same film as the one discussed in this post.

This film is indeed in the public domain and you can watch The Life of an American Fireman for free on YouTube albeit in very poor-looking compressed quality. The version on the Edison: The Invention of the Movies DVD set looks much better.

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