Monday, February 15, 2010


While researching silent film for a project I'm working on, I came across the Italian classic, 1914's Cabiria. I am embarrassed to admit I'd not heard of it let alone seen it.

Most of it is up on Youtube, and it worth the watch, if only because this film invented the tracking shot (a sample of which can be seen beginning at about 1:40), and for a sequence that makes "Temple of Doom" look like a picnic (beginning at about 20:15).

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