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Uncle Tom's Cabin

by Nicholas Sammond

In this 1903 adaptation of Harriet Beecher Stowe's wildly popular novel, Edwin S. Porter condenses the text into four short vignettes, represented onscreen by white actors performing in blackface. Featuring a static camera and a stage-like two-dimensionality, the actors express themselves silently using gestures onscreen, complimented by the musical soundtrack which is key in conveying plot movement and tensions.

Uncle Tom's Cabin 1903

by Nicholas Sammond

Uncle Tom's Cabin

This is the short film Uncle Tom's Cabin made by Edison studios, and released by Kino Video and MoMA in association.

from Edison: The Invention of the Movies (1903)
Creator: Edwin S. Porter
Distributor: Kino Video
Posted by Nicholas Sammond
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