Well I thought I'd combine my thoughts on these little short films I came across because there isn't much to comment on these 5-15 minute films.
The Thieving Hand (1908)
This little short film was 5 Minutes long and had no music. The film is about a man with one arm who soon gets a false arm which happens to steal things on passers by. It's a little comedy piece but it's roots are very unknown. It's an interesting little fictional film that also has a few bits of stop-motion in there. There isn't much to say about it other than it's a pretty clever comedy short. Read more on it here
My Rating: 74%
You can also watch it at youtube.
This is by far the weirdest adoption I have seen of Mary Shelley's famous Frankenstein story. This is the very first adoption and has a runtime of 15 minutes. It is also not listed on Rottentomatoes. The film is very unknown and was made using Thomas Edison's Kinetoscope. The monster Frankenstein creates is very different from the other adoptions because of the method- being something burns the creation backwards (I dont know either) and th monster looks more like a werewolf if anything. It's another one of those pioneering film making films and overall it's an okay film, and does not have any title cards
My Rating: 71%
You can watch it here: http://www.archive.org/details/Frankenstein_628
Miss Julie (2014)
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