- Eric T. Voigt, Might As Well Have Chosen Agnes Moorehead
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Happy Death Day, Edwin S. Porter!
You did it! You're dead! And long dead, at that. Since 1941. I hope you've had plenty of chances to roll in your grave, old chap. Do you remember, way up in Heaven, when you donned that hat, and pointed what was probably a fully-working, loaded gun at a camera that took 45 minutes to capture your image, Edwin S. Porter? Does The Great Train Robbery do justice to all the imagination and ingenuity what once gushed through your mind? Some say you invented the whole wide-medium-close editing structure, or at least had an idea for it before racist D.W. Griffith, whom Arthur the aardvark's sister was aptly named for. We've missed you a while, Mr. Porter. We won't stop missing you any time soon.