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Another Case of "What Have You Done For Me Lately?"
8 February 2018 | by See all my reviews

The first serious movie that Dickson turned out for Edison -- once the tests known as "Monkeyshines" nos. 1, 2 & 3 were done -- was THE BLACKSMITH SHOP. That was 1891. It would still be a few more years until the boys had a product they were ready to show in public and charge money for. That would be 1894. And when 1895 came around, there were the wiseacres, saying "Well, what have you got that's new?"

So they redid the movie from 1891, but to make sure that people weren't disappointed, they shot it from a different angle and tacked "New" to the title. And all the wiseacres announced that Tommy Edison was losing his edge, that he hadn't come up with anything new in years.

Just like they're still saying, only at the moment it's about Apple. That's as I write this. In truth, I think the only ones not coming up with anything new are the wiseacres.


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