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Edwin S. Porter
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Filmmaker
    (April 21, 1870-April 30, 1941)
    Best known for directing 'The Great Train Robbery (1903)'
    Directed 'The Finish of Bridget McGee (1901),' 'Jack and the Beanstalk (1902),' 'Uncle Tom's Cabin (1903),' 'Life of an American Fireman (1903),' 'Daniel Boone (1907)' and 'The Count of Monte Cristo (1913)'
    Worked for the Edison Manufacturing Company
    Called the 'Father of the American Story Film'
    His films are generally hard to find today.
    His attempt at his own movie production studio wasn't entirely successful.
    He was also never able to create his own camera design.
    He helped illegally pirate many George Méliès shorts.
    Despite developing a revolutionary new filmmaking style, he never moved beyond it.
    He was one of the first directors to film at night.
    He was among the first American directors to try to portray a true story on screen.
    His film 'The Great Train Robbery' is still considered a landmark in movie storytelling and technique.
    His use of continuity editing paved the way for directors such as D.W. Griffith.
    His death was virtually ignored.
    He is now seen as a legend of film's infancy years.

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    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 12 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 2 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 1 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 6 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 9 Votes: 44.44% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 11 Votes: 36.36% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 13 Votes: 23.08% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 14 Votes: 64.29% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 19 Votes: 57.89% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 20 Votes: 45.00% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 29 Votes: 55.17% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 51 Votes: 54.90% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 109 Votes: 51.38% Annoying
 
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