The Birth of a Nation (1915)

D. W Griffith is regarded as a prolific director with a filmography of notable masterpieces. The greatest of his oeuvre synonymous with his name is the epic – The Birth of a Nation. It is both an achievement and a blot on the Director’s career. This duality of praise and shame is echoed equally in the creation of […]

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The Great Train Robbery (1903)

The Wild West genre fascinated American audiences for decades. Actors portraying myths and legends of the old West became iconic figures in their own right. Therefore, it is a great pleasure to simultaneously present The Great Train Robbery as the earliest example of American cinema on this list and the first Western. There is some […]

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A Trip to the Moon (1902)

It is fitting to begin this cinematic journey with a wonderful masterpiece by Georges Méliès which traverses the limits of Earth and the technological reality of the time. Truly, the wonderful technology was the new device – the film camera – which captured the surreal events of this adventure, as well as the hearts and minds of audiences and […]

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To infinity….

Welcome to 1001: A Film Odyssey. A site dedicated to reviewing the most acclaimed and inventive cinematic masterpieces to have graced the silver screen during the medium’s short life span. Though an art form still in infancy, cinema has been home to grand spectacles beyond our world and intimate moments which touch our heart. This is […]

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