1903 in film
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The year 1903 in film involved many significant events in cinema.
- Thomas Edison demolishes "America's First Movie Studio", the Black Maria.
- The three elder Warner Bros. begin in the exhibition business.
- Gaston Méliès, Georges' brother, opens a branch of Star Film in New York to defend its production's copyrights.
Films released in 1903
- Alice in Wonderland, directed by Cecil Hepworth
- Capital Execution, directed by Peter Elfelt
- A Chess Dispute, directed by Robert W. Paul
- A Daring Daylight Burglary, by Frank Mottershaw
- Desperate Poaching Affray, directed by William Haggar; considered important in film history for its cinematic technique.
- Diving Lucy, produced by Mitchell and Kenyon
- Electrocuting an Elephant
- Extraordinary Cab Accident, directed by Robert W. Paul
- Fairyland: A Kingdom of Fairies, directed by George Melies
- From Show Girl To Burlesque Queen
- The Gay Shoe Clerk, directed by Edwin S. Porter
- The Georgetown Loop (Colorado)
- The Great Train Robbery, directed by Edwin S. Porter, starring Broncho Billy Anderson. Regarded as a milestone in film history for its innovative composite editing, camera movement, and cross cutting.
- The Infernal Cauldron, directed by George Melies
- The Inn Where No Man Rests, directed by George Melies
- The Life and Passion of Jesus Christ (La Vie et la Passion de Jésus Christ), directed by Ferdinand Zecca. This is a Proto-Feature Film (31 Short-Films that when combined can be seen as 1 Feature Film. 18 of the Short-Films were made in 1902 and shown in 1903. 10 more were added and shown in 1904. The final 3 Shorts were added and shown in 1905. Stencil hand painted film frames were done between 1904 and 1905 by Segundo de Chomón.).
- Life of an American Fireman, directed by Edwin S. Porter
- The Magic Lantern, directed by Georges Méliès
- Mary Jane's Mishap, directed by George Albert Smith.
- Momijigari, directed by Tsunekichi Shibata.
- The Music Lover, directed by George Méliès.
- Panorama of Beach and Cliff House, produced by the American Mutoscope and Biograph Company.
- Rip Van Winkle (8 Short Films), directed by William K. L. Dickson.
- Runaway Match, directed by Alf Collins. Possibly the first car chase in the history of cinema.
- Sick Kitten, directed by George Albert Smith.
- Skyscrapers Of New York City, From The North River
- Uncle Tom's Cabin
- What Happened in the Tunnel
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