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Corbett and Courtney Before the Kinetograph

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Genre  Short, Sport
Cinematography  William Heise
Country  United States
5.6/10 IMDb

2.5/5 Filmow

Producer  William Kennedy Dickson
Duration  
Language  Silent
Corbett and Courtney Before the Kinetograph movie poster
Release date  November 17, 1894 (1894-11-17)
Directors    William Kennedy Dickson, William Heise
Cast  James J. Corbett, Peter Courtney
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Corbett and courtney before the kinetograph


Corbett and Courtney Before the Kinetograph (also known as Edison Kinetoscopic Record of Boxers and The Corbett-Courtney Fight) is an 1894 American short black-and-white silent film produced by William K.L. Dickson and starring James J. Corbett. It was only the second boxing match to be filmed following The Leonard-Cushing fight which had been filmed by Dickson on June 14, 1894.

Contents

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The films are listed as "1st Round," "2nd Round," "3rd Round," "4th Round," "5th Round," and "6th Round". Only one partial round of the original six rounds remains intact.

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Plot

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James J. Corbett and Peter Courtney both take part in a specially arranged boxing match under special conditions that allow for it to be filmed and displayed on a Kinetograph. The match consists of six one-minute rounds. James J. Corbett was a boxing hero of the time while Courtney was the underdog.

Production

The film was produced by the Edison Manufacturing Company, which had begun making films in 1890 under the direction of one of the earliest pioneers to film William K.L. Dickson. It was filmed entirely within the Black Maria studio at West Orange, New Jersey, in the USA, which is widely referred to as "America's First Movie Studio". It was filmed on September 7, 1894.

According to the Internet Movie Database the film was made in a 35 mm format with an aspect ratio of 1.33 : 1. The movie was intended to be displayed through means of a Kinetoscope.

Cast

  • James J. Corbett as Boxer (Boxing hero of the time)
  • Peter Courtney as Boxer (Underdog)
  • Current status

    As a film produced prior to 1923 its copyright has now expired and it is freely available on the internet to download. A copy is kept by the Library of Congress and can be viewed on their American Memory website. In 1997 it was featured in the Sports on the Silver Screen, an anthology, narrated by Liev Schreiber, which looks at sports in cinema from the earliest silent films. It also included on disc one of the DVD Edison: The Invention of the Movies.

    References

    Corbett and Courtney Before the Kinetograph Wikipedia
    Corbett and Courtney Before the Kinetograph FilmowCorbett and Courtney Before the Kinetograph IMDb Corbett and Courtney Before the Kinetograph themoviedb.org


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