Ms. Stier Teaches Film – Hollywood U.S.A: The Land of Opportunity

Part II: An overview of the early filmmakers of Hollywood, many of whom traveled from other countries to the United States in search of a better life.

Assigned Films:
Early Edison Kinetoscope Shorts (playlist)
The Immigrant (dir. Charlie Chaplin, 1917; 25 min) – YouTube

Further Recommended Viewing (OPTIONAL):
A Trip to the Moon (dir. Georges Méliès, 1902; 74 min.) – YouTube
The Great Train Robbery (dir. Edwin S. Porter, 1903; 12 min.) – YouTube
The Consequences of Feminism (dir. Alice Guy-Blaché, 1906; 6 min.) – YouTube
The Glue (dir. Alice Guy-Blaché, 1907; 3 min.) – YouTube
Falling Leaves (dir. Alice Guy-Blaché, 1912; 11 min.) – YouTube
Suspense (dir. Lois Weber, 1913; 10 min.) – YouTube
Tillie’s Punctured Romance (dir. Mack Sennett, 1914; 86 min.)
Mabel’s Strange Predicament (dir. Mabel Normand, 1914; 17 mins)
The Tramp (dir. Charlie Chaplin, 1915; 25 min.) – YouTube
One Week (dir. Buster Keaton, 1920; 19 min.)
The Kid (dir. Charlie Chaplin, 1921; 68 min.)
Safety Last! (Harold Lloyd, 1923; 80 min.)
The Gold Rush (dir. Charlie Chaplin, 1925; 112 min.)
City Lights (dir. Charlie Chaplin, 1931; 87 min.)
Modern Times (dir. Charlie Chaplin, 1936; 90 min.)
Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers (Netflix documentary series, 2018)