OUTERBOROUGH

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OUTERBOROUGH

Bill Morrison
USA, 2005
Shortfilms, 9min, stumm

OUTERBOROUGH

Bill Morrison
USA, 2005
Shortfilms, 9min, stumm

Cast: 
Realisation
Bill Morrison
Camera: 
American Mutoscope & Biograph
British Film Instittue
Bill Morrison
Editor: 
Bill Morrison
Production: 
Hypnotic Pictures
World Sales: 
Hypnotic Pictures, 54 East 7th Street, #1, New York, NY 10003, USA, T 212 254 5009, bimo@nyc.rr.com
Format: 
35 mm
Black/White

In 1899, a cameraman for American Mutoscope & Biograph mounted his camera to the front of a trolley traveling across the Brooklyn Bridge. Three 90-foot rolls were edited together to complete the journey from Manhattan to Brooklyn. As the film was shot on the short-lived 68mm gauge, it had not been screened in front of modern audiences. Outerborough recombines this footage to form a split-screen extrapolation in Cinemascope.

Part of the short film program Reckless Moments