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U.S. Troops Landing at Daiquiri, Cuba

by Kate Fortmueller

As I mentioned in the commentary on Troop Ships for the Philippines, Edison films differed from the Lumiere films because they focused primarily U.S. subjects. This actuality, or non-fiction film that often represents current political and social affairs, depicts troops debarking in Cuba. Unlike many of the Edison films, these subjects are not actively acknowledging the camera. This composition also establishes more depth than Troop Ships for the Philippines (which maintained a horizontal composition).

U.S. Troops Landing at Daiquiri, Cuba (1898)

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Like Troop Ships for the Philippines (1898), this Edison actuality depicts American troops.

from U.S. Troops Landing at Daiquiri, Cuba (1900)
Creator: William Paley
Distributor: Kino Video
Posted by Kate Fortmueller
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