Monday, June 28, 2010

The First Canine Movie Star

Rescued by Rover - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "Rescued by Rover is a British short silent film released in 1905. It was popular on release and was directed by Cecil Hepworth.[3] It was the first film to feature the Hepworth's family dog Blair in a starring role; following the release, the dog became a household name and he is considered to be the first dog film star.

The film was an advance in filming techniques in editing, production and story telling. Four hundred prints were sold, so many that the negatives wore out twice, requiring the film to be re-shot each time."

And of course it's on YouTube.

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