27th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
Interior NY Subway, 14th Street to 42nd Street
director: Gottfried Wilhelm Bitzer
original title: Interior NY Subway, 14th Street to 42nd Street
country: United States
running time: 5 min.
synopsisThis groundbreaking film shot six months after the opening of the New York subway follows a train traveling from Union Square to Grand Central Station. The dark tunnel is illuminated not only by the train that's transporting the cameraman, but also by the headlights of a car driving along the sideline. The lighting takes full advantage of the architecture of the tunnel, which is reinforced with white columns arranged closely together one-by-one.
biographyG. W. Bitzer (1872–1944) was an American cameraman known mainly for his work he did for D. W. Griffith. At the beginning of his professional career, he worked for the American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, the first-ever production company in the US devoted solely to filmmaking, for which he also shot a film of the newly opened New York subway.
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