|Sidney Olcott, The First Eye|
| He 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 Land.
He is the director who has shot the most films in Ireland.
He is one of the first traveling filmmakers.VV.
is Sidney Olcott: "The great forgotten man in the
history of cinema", in the words of Jean Mitry.
|©2009 Michel Derrien||
update February 18, 2020