This is the subway from 14th Street to Times Square – 1905
This is the way the earliest cinema experiments looked. A single shot.
Viewers got to re-experience things in the comfort of a theater.
the building up and demolishing the Star Cinema at 13 Street and Broadway (1901)
Film makers did experiment with time however.
Seeing New York by Yacht (1903)
This film is actually a time lapse film, but there was something wrong with the camera.
The result? A seriously Avant-Garde vision of the Hudson River.