Edwin S. Porter
Date of Birth
Apr 21, 1870
Birth Place:
Connelsville, PA


All but forgotten today, American director Edwin S. Porter was an instrumental force in the development of motion pictures. Though not the father of the narrative film per se (that title could be claimed by Georges Melies, Walter Booth, and/or James Williamson, from whom Porter copied many concepts and storylines), Porter's importance should not be underestimated. Holding down several jobs...