|Sidney Olcott, The First Eye|
directed the first Ben Hur.
He shoots in locations and not in front of painted canvases.
He set up Hollywood in Florida.
He supplies arms to the Irish Volunteers.
He's the only man to have filmed the life
and death of Christ
in the Holy
He is the director who has shot the most films in Ireland.
He is one of the first traveling filmmakers.VV.
He directed Mary
Pickford, Rudolph Valentino,
great forgotten man in the history of cinema",
in the words of Jean Mitry.
|©2009 Michel Derrien||
update July 31, 2020