Thursday, October 1, 2009

Dreams of the Rarebit Fiend

edwin s. porter was an engineer, cameraman, and film pioneer. he is most noted for his work with the edison company. the great train robbery is his most famous work, but i am posting his adaptation of the winsor mccay comic strip, dream of the rarebit fiend. porter made this in 1906. he borrows pretty heavily from techniques french director, george melies, developed.

mccay's character, little nemo, is present in this film. the comic strip character would later become his own strip with little nemo in slumberland. mccay also went on to create several animations for a series titled "dreams of the rarebit fiend," most of which are available on youtube.