silent movie time line
the great train robbery 1903The clerk at the train station is assaulted and left tied by four men, then they rob the train threatening the operator. (They) take all the money and shoot a passenger when trying to run away. A little girl discovers the clerk tied and gives notice to the sheriff, who at once goes along with his men hunting the bandits.
silent movies through out the years
maniac chase[the maniac chase clip](http://<a href='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaMqTsL6814)' >the maniac chase clip</a>maniac chase clip
the maniac chase 1904Made by Edwin Porter for the Edison Company this chase film doesn't really have much of a plot to speak of. A stereotypical lunatic - dressed as Napoleon to let the audience know he is completely bonkers - escapes from his cell after receiving a beating from three of his warders. The film, once the prisoner has escaped, consists of a number of scenes which, for the most part, show him being chased through woodland by the warders. The first chase scene is quite good. The positioning of the camera