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Duel Scene from ‘Macbeth’

Synopsis
This scene comprises part of the video compilation ‘Theatrical Motions Pictures from the Paper Print Collection’ of the Library Congress. Shot by cameraman G W Bitzer in New York City on 15 July 1905, and comprising 21 feet of film, it was photographed as if from the audience at a theatre. The scene begins at the end of a duel between a man wearing armour and another in a kilt who falls in front of the camera as if dead. The man in the kilt carrying a sword enters and begins duelling with the winner of the first encounter. He wins and the film ends here. All the action occurs in front of a painted backdrop.
Series
Theatrical Motion Pictures from the Paper Print Collection
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Video
Technical information
Black-and-white / Silent
Year of release
1905
Duration
53 feet
Availability
Sale

Credits

Cinematographer
Billy Bitzer
Contributor
Christopher Baugh

Additional Details

Production type
Fiction Films
Plays
Macbeth
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); swordfighting

Notes

Notes
Available on DVD (region 1 only) as an extra on Buchowetzki’s OTHELLO (1922).

Production Company

Name

American Mutoscope and Biograph Company

Archive

Name

Library of Congress, Motion Picture, Broadcasting & Recorded Sound Division

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Fax
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United States

Online Retailer

Name

amazon.com

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