Jack and the beanstalk 1902


Porter’s sequential continuity editing links several shots to form a narrative of the famous fairy tale story of Jack and his magic beanstalk. Borrowing on cinematographic methods reminiscent of ‘Georges Melies’, Porter uses animation, double exposure, and trick photography to illustrate the fairy’s apparitions, Jack’s dream, and the fast growing beanstalk.
– Written by Thomas McWilliams <tgm@netcom.com>

Directors: George S. Fleming, Edwin S. Porter
Star: Thomas White


Author: Old Boy

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