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Rip Passing Over the Mountain (1896)

Not Rated | | Short, Fantasy | 1 September 1896 (USA)
A series of short black and white films from director William K.L. Dickson which chronicle the adventures of Rip Van Winkle.
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Joseph Jefferson Joseph Jefferson ... Rip Van Winkle (uncredited)
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A series of short black and white films from director William K.L. Dickson which chronicle the adventures of Rip Van Winkle.

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This film was incorporated into the compilation film Rip Van Winkle (1903), which is in the 3-disk boxed DVD set called "More Treasures from American Film Archives, 1894-1931" (2004), compiled by the National Film Preservation Foundation from 5 American film archives. It was restored by the Library of Congress from its paper print collection, has a running time of about 25 seconds, and an added piano music score. See more »

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Rip van Winkle #8
17 August 2018 | by Tornado_SamSee all my reviews

Rip actually doesn't "pass over the hill/mountain" despite what the title implies. The film actually ends with him halfway to the top of the rock, so apparently he couldn't make it since he could barely walk at all anyway. It's also possible Dickson wanted to end the saga with a cliffhanger. CLIFFhanger! Get it? Yuck Yuck Yuck!

Jefferson once again does a nice job playing Rip as an old man, as he did in the previous installment and when he played the role on the stage--which was how he became selected for the part. It once more pays to see the all the installments put together, because then you'll get a better idea of the narrative and what the filmmakers were trying to do. But the average person nowadays wouldn't really take interest at all anyway and the entire series is more of a curiosity for people interested in the earliest years of cinema.


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1 September 1896 (USA) See more »

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| (2004 National Film Preservation Foundation print)

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