Top 15 Movies That Changed Cinema

2. The Great Train Robbery (1903)
Good films and bad films alike owe something to this 12 minute silent gem. This film has the distinction of doing a very basic thing: tell a story. Shot and co-directed by Blair Smith, one of Thomas Edison’s cameramen, the simple narrative consists of 14 simple linear scenes heavily influenced by Mottershaw’s A Daring Daylight Burglary.


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