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The John C. Rice-May Irwin Kiss

Film Review by Dean Duncan May 27, 2015

A close-up! says Charles Musser. A sensation at the time, which is very interesting. We take grammar and such for granted, but how multiply amazing it really is, and what collective genius enables communities and nations to establish and refine it. Really old/really early films take us back, as it were, to Creation’s morn. Terrific stuff!

The actual subject of this pioneering close-up looks quite fussy, even a little bit silly to modern eyes. My modern eyes, I should probably say.