Please take time to familiarize yourself with the syllabus. I will be having virtual office hours tomorrow from 9am to 11am on Skype. Feel free to come by and say hello.
In the meantime, I would like everyone to introduce themselves. As part of your introduction, tell me what film you could watch over and over again.
So far, the screenings for Module 1 include: (these are located on SIU Online)
Luis Martinetti, Contortionist (1894) Edison Kinetoscope
Three American Beauties (1906)
Princess Nicotine (1909) The Vitgraph Company
White Fawn’s Devotion (1910) dir. John Deer (earliest surviving film directed by a Native American)
Stay tuned for additional films.
Here are a few other films available on youtube:
Electrocuting an Elephant (1903) Edison
The Kiss [May Irwin] (1896) Edison
A Trip Down Market Street (1906) Hales Tours