Documentary 3min

New York City 'Ghetto' Fish Market (1903)

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Facts
Director Edwin S. Porter
Country United States
Language English
Production
Distribution
(Theatre, USA, 1903) Edison Manufacturing Company
(DVD, USA, 2004) Image Entertainment
Categories
Actuality Film Black and White Documentary Fish Ghetto Jew Jewish Ghetto Judaism New York People Short Silent Film
Description

A fine panoramic view of this busy market on a Friday morning. Immense throngs of people are passing along the stands and making their purchases of fish. A great character-study.

Source: Edison Catalog

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Cast
Unavailbale.
Crew
J.B. Smith - Cinematography
Edwin S. Porter - Director
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Nice view from above

Some of these shots of people from this time are boring still camera shots, but this has two things going for it. One is that the camera is up above, giving it a better angle to capture the busy street as well as it is more hidden, although people still look up. The second is that there is a slow panning giving us a view of more of the fish market, and thus a much more valuable shot than if it was only a still camera.