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Motion picture The Great Train Robbery
Date Issued: 1998-02-03
Postage Value: 32 cents

Commemorative issue
Celebrate the Century - 1900s
Motion picture The Great Train Robbery

Produced by Edwin S. Porter, “The Great Train Robbery” was a 1903, 12-minuted western film considered a milestone in film making. Porter innovated in this film with such features as double-exposure composite editing, on location shooting, and camera movement. Some prints were hand-colored in some scenes. None of these techniques were original to Porter, but were taken from an earlier British film. “The Great Train Robbery” was one of the first narrative films of significant length. Although considered a “western,” the film was shot in Milltown, NJ.
 

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