18 January 2010

early cinema

in 1975 I was keeping some notes on movies I was seeing at that time. for Edwin S. Porter's "The Great Train Robbery" (1903) I wrote:

Porter used 14 shots in a film lasting about 9 minutes. some half century later   Hitchcock constructed 70 camera setups for the 45 seconds of the shower scene in "Psycho."

1 comment:

Bill Fogle said...

Alex, that was fascinating. Creating video is so rich and expressive. I should try to read something on Hitchcock.