Short Film Saturday: A Christmas Carol (1908)

I’ve already mentioned on more than one occasion that it was Thomas Edison’s studio that brought many a classic piece of literature to the screen for, if not the first, one of the first times. Here’s a very brief and very early filmic rendition of one of my favorite all-time stories Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.

Short Film Saturday: Rediscovered Films from the 1910s

Here is the third and second to last Short Film Saturday where I will give you a sampling of short works that were once thought to be lost, but were re-found at times in the most unlikely circumstances. These selections are films originally produced between 1910-1919.

The first cinematic incarnation of Frankenstein was brought to us by Thomas Edison. I had seen this prior but didn’t realize it was missing.

Frankenstein (1910)

The second is another first time screen adaptation this time of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (1912)