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Corbett and Courtney Before the Kinetograph

Film Review by Dean Duncan May 27, 2015

Look at those shorts!

This is quite interesting. It’s obviously faked, but there’s still some force, maybe even some hostility attending this exchange of combatants. All the spectators arrayed out the back are probably there to add some dramatic plausibility, to make us think that this is a real match.  They also provide some very nice photographic or compositional depth and breadth, whether or not that was intended.